The Bald Ibis, geronticus eremita, is a black wading bird made iridescent with a red and bald head, but also possess long feathers ruffled behind the head, what is also worth to him(her) the nickname of Hairy Ibis. It is peaceful, little wild and heavy with a collected size (70-80 cms in height), in the iridescent completely black plumage and in the long curved and red beak. It nests on the rocky ledges of the North of Sahara and feeds on insects, on scorpions and on small reptiles.
This migratory bird has disappeared from Europe in the seventeenth century as well as other regions in the world gradually until the twentieth century. The few remaining outposts currently living in Morocco in the national park of Souss Massa, their last sanctuary, and Tamri, 60 km north of Agadir.
Threatened with extinction since the late 70s, the Bald Ibis is classified as "critically endangered with extinction", its population is now estimated at 300 wild individuals.