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Photograph by Martin Reid©

One of the target birds for any visitor to Morocco is the critically endangered Bald Ibis. Currently the known world population outside of Morocco consists of one or two wild birds in southeast Turkey, and three individuals recently found wintering in Arabia, presumably from an unknown breeding population. In Morocco there are two known colonies: one stable group of about 200 birds at a remote sea cliff some 5 miles south of Oued Massa on the southern coast, and a declining colony of about 40 birds at Tamri on the central coast - this photo shows an immature bird at theTamri breeding/roosting site (the adults had flown off to their feeding area moments before).