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Black-Headed Ibis, Oriental White ibis, Threskiornis melanocephalus

The Black-headed Ibis or Oriental white ibis (Threskiornis melanocephalus) is a species of wading bird of the ibis family Threskiornithidae which breeds in the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia from northern India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka east up to Japan. It builds a stick nest in a tree and lays 2–4 eggs.

It 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 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 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,plumage some slaty grey on scapulars and in wings and ornamental plumes at base of the neck. Sexes are similar, but juveniles have whiter necks and a black bill.

Black-Headed Ibis, Oriental White ibis, Threskiornis melanocephalus

Black-Headed Ibis, Oriental White ibis, Threskiornis melanocephalus
Range map from www.oiseaux.net - Ornithological Portal Oiseaux.net
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Listen to the Black-Headed Ibis

Remarks from the Recordist

Bird emit this call during mating period

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Conservation status
Black-Headed Ibis, Oriental White ibis, Threskiornis melanocephalus
Near Threatened (IUCN 3.1)
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2.
International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.



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Sighted: (Date of first photo that I could use) 8th of January 2016
Location: Hiran River - Sasan Gir, India


Black-Headed Ibis, Oriental White ibis, Threskiornis melanocephalus
Black-headed Ibis or Oriental White ibis
8 January 2016 - Hiran River, Sasan Gir, India

Black-Headed Ibis, Oriental White ibis, Threskiornis melanocephalus
Black-headed Ibis or Oriental White ibis
8 January 2016 - Hiran River, Sasan Gir, India

Black-Headed Ibis, Oriental White ibis, Threskiornis melanocephalus
Black-headed Ibis or Oriental White ibis
8 January 2016 - Hiran River, Sasan Gir, India

Black-Headed Ibis, Oriental White ibis, Threskiornis melanocephalus
Black-headed Ibis or Oriental White ibis
8 January 2016 - Hiran River, Sasan Gir, India

Black-Headed Ibis, Oriental White ibis, Threskiornis melanocephalus
Black-headed Ibis or Oriental White ibis
8 January 2016 - Hiran River, Sasan Gir, India

Black-Headed Ibis, Oriental White ibis, Threskiornis melanocephalus
Black-headed Ibis or Oriental White ibis
8 January 2016 - Hiran River, Sasan Gir, India

Black-Headed Ibis, Oriental White ibis, Threskiornis melanocephalus
Black-headed Ibis or Oriental White ibis
8 January 2016 - Hiran River, Sasan Gir, India

Black-Headed Ibis, Oriental White ibis, Threskiornis melanocephalus
Black-headed Ibis or Oriental White ibis
8 January 2016 - Hiran River, Sasan Gir, India

Black-Headed Ibis, Oriental White ibis, Threskiornis melanocephalus
Black-headed Ibis or Oriental White ibis
18 January 2016 - Ramthanbhore, India

Black-Headed Ibis, Oriental White ibis, Threskiornis melanocephalus
Black-headed Ibis or Oriental White ibis
18 January 2016 - Ramthanbhore, India

Black-Headed Ibis, Oriental White ibis, Threskiornis melanocephalus
Black-headed Ibis or Oriental White ibis
18 January 2016 - Ramthanbhore, India

Black-Headed Ibis, Oriental White ibis, Threskiornis melanocephalus
Black-headed Ibis or Oriental White ibis
18 January 2016 - Ramthanbhore, India

Black-Headed Ibis, Oriental White ibis, Threskiornis melanocephalus
Black-headed Ibis or Oriental White ibis
18 January 2016 - Ramthanbhore, India

Black-Headed Ibis, Oriental White ibis, Threskiornis melanocephalus
Black-headed Ibis or Oriental White ibis
18 January 2016 - Ramthanbhore, India

Black-Headed Ibis, Oriental White ibis, Threskiornis melanocephalus
Black-headed Ibis or Oriental White ibis
8 March 2018 - Gadkhali, Gateway to Sundarbans, India

Black-Headed Ibis, Oriental White ibis, Threskiornis melanocephalus
Black-headed Ibis or Oriental White ibis
8 March 2018 - Gadkhali, Gateway to Sundarbans, India

Black-Headed Ibis, Oriental White ibis, Threskiornis melanocephalus
Black-headed Ibis or Oriental White ibis
8 March 2018 - Gadkhali, Gateway to Sundarbans, India

Black-headed ibis or Oriental white ibis, Threskiornis melanocephalus
Black-headed ibis or Oriental white ibis
22 May 2017 - Bundala National Park, Sri Lanka

Black-headed ibis or Oriental white ibis, Threskiornis melanocephalus
Black-headed ibis or Oriental white ibis
22 May 2017 - Kirinda, Sri Lanka



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