Majestic, huge Giant Ibis (Thaumatibis gigantea) has been declared one of the most endangered, distinctive bird in the world. Native to marshes, wide rivers, ponds, seasonal water meadows of Cambodia with a few hiding in southern Laos & Vietnam. National Bird of Cambodia.
Stands a metre tall, 4 kgs. A dusty brown hue across plumage, exposed skin. Just over 100 breeding pairs left in the wild. Relentless de-forestation, droughts, hunting have contributed to it’s rapid decline.