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Providing evidence to improve practice

Action: Foster eggs or chicks of ibises with wild non-conspecifics (cross-fostering) Bird Conservation

Key messages

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A 2007 literature review describes attempting to foster northern bald ibis Geronticus eremite chicks with cattle egrets Bubulcus ibis as unsuccessful.


Supporting evidence from individual studies


A 2007 review of northern bald ibis (waldrapp) Geronticus eremite conservation (Bowden et al. 2007) found that raising ibis chicks with cattle egrets Bubulcus ibis was not successful. This study discusses several ex situ interventions, described in the relevant sections.


Referenced papers

Please cite as:

Williams, D.R., Child, M.F., Dicks, L.V., Ockendon, N., Pople, R.G., Showler, D.A., Walsh, J.C., zu Ermgassen, E.K.H.J. & Sutherland, W.J. (2019) Bird Conservation. Pages 141-290 in: W.J. Sutherland, L.V. Dicks, N. Ockendon, S.O. Petrovan & R.K. Smith (eds) What Works in Conservation 2019. Open Book Publishers, Cambridge, UK.