THRESKIORNITHIDAE,Threskiornithinae:Threskiornine Ibises and Spoonbills
Crested Wood Ibis
Madagascar Crested Ibis
$Bostrychia rara Steinbacher,1979,in Mayr & Cottrell(eds.),Checklist of the Birds of the World,2nd ed.,1,p.261.
all kinds of original woodland of Madagascar,including humid forest in East & dry forest in West.In East of range seems able to adapt to slightly degraded & secondary forest;also found in dense shaded plantations:e.g.vanillas or palm-oil;lowlands-2000m
At start of rainy season,September-January." (HBW,1,p.503)
Probably sedentary. In the past, it was claimed that Eastern populations were probably migratory,but not corroborated.