(Last Updated on : 01/09/2015)
Black-headed ibis or Oriental white ibis bears with a scientific name "Threskiornis melanocephalus
" is a species of wading bird of the ibis family Threskiornithidae.
Breeding of Black-headed ibis
Black-headed ibis or Oriental white ibis breeds in the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia from northern India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka east up to Japan.
Nests of Black-headed ibis
Black-headed ibis or Oriental white ibis builds a stick nest in a tree and lays 2-4 eggs.
Concentration of Black-headed ibis
Black-headed ibis or Oriental white ibis occurs in marshy wetlands inland and on the coast, where it feeds on various fish, frogs and other water creatures, as well as on insects. It walks about actively on marshy land probing with its bill into soft mud and often feeds in shallow water with its head momentarily submerged. Like storks and Spoonbills, it lacks a true voice-producing mechanism and is silent except for peculiar ventriloquial grunts uttered when nesting.
Adults of Black-headed ibis
The Adult Black-headed ibis or Oriental white ibis are typically 75 cm long and white-plumaged, with some greyer areas on the wings. The bald head, the neck and legs are black. The thick down curved bill is dusky yellow. In breeding, the plumage of Black-headed ibis or Oriental white ibis has some slaty grey on scapulars and in wings and ornamental plumes at base of the neck.
Sexes of Black-headed ibis
Sexes of Black-headed ibis or Oriental white ibis are similar, but juveniles have whiter necks and a black bill.
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