Birds that Live along the Nile


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African Sacred Ibis

“The African sacred ibis (Threskiornis aethiopicus) is a species of ibis, a wading bird of the family Threskiornithidae. It is native to much of Africa, as well as small parts of Iraq, Iran and Kuwait.[1] It is especially known for its role in the religion of the Ancient Egyptians, where it was linked to the god Thoth. The species is currently extirpated from Egypt.” Wikipedia

The Egyptian God Thoth

Thoth (/θθ, tt/; from Koinē GreekΘώθ Thṓth, borrowed from CopticⲐⲱⲟⲩⲧ ThōoutEgyptianḎḥwtj, the reflex of ḏḥwtj “[He] is like the Ibis”) is an ancient Egyptian deity. In art, he was often depicted as a man with the head of an ibis or a baboon, animals sacred to him. His feminine counterpart was Seshat, and his wife was Ma’at.[2] He was the god of the moon, wisdom, writing, hieroglyphs, science, magic, art, and judgment. His Greek equivalent is Hermes.” Wikipedia


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Greylag GooseGreater white-fronted goose in flight-1045.jpg Greater White-Fronted Goose