Sao Tome Ibis

Sao Tome Ibis

  Bostrychia bocagei
Obo National Park, São Tomé, São Tomé and Príncipe - 19 september 2017

To me, the Sao Tome Ibis (or Dwarf Ibis) was the quintessential São Tomé bird long before I set foot on the island. So rare, not seen for more than 60 years until its rediscovery in 1989. We were fortunate to first hear them at night from our muddy campsite in the wet forest. Then, the day after, we could enjoy two birds at close range perched in the trees only a couple of hundred meters away from the tents...