Ibises and Spoonbills (Threskiornithidae)

Olive Ibis (Bostrychia olivacea) - HBW 1, p. 496

French: Ibis olive German: Olivenibis Spanish: Ibis Oliváceo
Other common names: (African) Green Ibis; Dwarf Olive/Sao Tomé Ibis (bocagei)

Taxonomy: Ibis olivacea Du Bus de Gisignies, 1838, côte de Guinée = upper Guinea.
Sometimes placed in genus Lampribis, together with B. rara. Recent tendency to consider race bocagei a full species. Race rothschildi of Principé I extinct. Four subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • olivacea (Du Bus de Gisignies, 1838) - Sierra Leone, Liberia.
  • cupreipennis (Reichenow, 1903) - Cameroon, Gabon, Congo and Zaire.
  • bocagei (Chapin, 1923) - São Tomé I.
  • akleyorum (Chapman, 1912) - mountains of Kenya and Tanzania.

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