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Red-naped Ibis

From Opus

Alternative name: Black Ibis

AdultPhoto © by Alok TewariGurgaon Rural, Haryana, India, March-2014
Adult
Photo © by Alok Tewari
Gurgaon Rural, Haryana, India, March-2014
Pseudibis papillosa

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[edit] Identification

60–68 cm (23½-26¾ in)
Long down-curved bill, black head with a patch of crimson and white patch near the shoulder.
Immature generally dull matt brown and has head feathered.[2]

ImmaturePhoto © by Alok TewariGurgaon Rural, Haryana, India, November-2018
Immature
Photo © by Alok Tewari
Gurgaon Rural, Haryana, India, November-2018

[edit] Distribution

Semiarid lowlands of India and Pakistan.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

[edit] Habitat

Lakes, marshes, riverbeds and irrigated farmland.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Breeding

It nests in trees.

[edit] Diet

Their diet consists of fish, frogs, lizards, crustaceans, also earthworms, scorpions and beetles.

Prominent White wing-patch in flightPhoto © by Alok TewariBasai Wetlands, Gurgaon, Haryana, India, March-2011
Prominent White wing-patch in flight
Photo © by Alok Tewari
Basai Wetlands, Gurgaon, Haryana, India, March-2011

[edit] Vocalisation


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Recording by Alok Tewari
Gurgaon Rural, Haryana, India, July-2016
Call by one individual.


Listen in an external program
Recording by Alok Tewari
Gurgaon Rural, Haryana, India, April-2013
A group call : feeding in freshly irrigated field then flying away. Three individuals flew away first and made calls followed by four more.

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[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved October 2014)

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