The wattled ibis (Bostrychia carunculata) is a little-known endemic Abyssinian species living in the Ethiopian and Eritrean Highlands. This bird species lives in close contact with humans in several parts of its range. Nothing is known about parasites infecting the wattled ibis and its distribution across populations, with the exception of some lice species. Here, we report the presence of eggs of several intestinal parasites (Trichostrongylus, Capillaria, and Ascaridia spp.) from feces of wild wattled ibises from three different locations: Addis Ababa, the Cheleklaka wetland surroundings, and Bale Goba, all in Ethiopia. These parasites might be transmitted from or to poultry, potentially reducing the production and survival of affected birds.

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