Black-headed Ibis (Threskiornis melanocephalus) - HBW 1, p. 493
French: Ibis à tête noire
Spanish: Ibis Oriental
Other common names: White/Oriental Ibis, Oriental/Indian/Asian White Ibis, Oriental/Indian Black-necked Ibis
Taxonomy: Tantalus melanocephalus Latham, 1790, India.
Forms superspecies with T. aethiopicus and T. molucca; sometimes considered race of T. aethiopicus. Monotypic.
Distribution: Breeds from Pakistan and Nepal through India to Sri Lanka; NE China; Viet Nam; Java and possibly Sumatra. Winters in S China, Burma, Thailand, Sumatra and Philippines. Formerly more widespread in E Asia.
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VideosSee all 18 videos
bird probing for food Locality Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary, Uttara Kannada District, Karnataka, India
Keith and Lynn Youngs 25 November 2012 1 year ago 21 sec 4.4
2012.12.01-Sacred Ibis ( Threskiornis aethiopicus) Locality Taiwan
kun chin chung 1 year ago 39 sec 4.4
feeding in shallows on beach Locality Modhva, Kutch District, Gujarat, India (Monotypic species)
Martin Kennewell 13 December 2010 3 years ago 22 sec 4.2
A bird foraging in a small pool, together with many Painted Storks. Locality Yala (Ruhunu) National Park , Sri Lanka (Monotypic species)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 1 July 2007 4 years ago 28 sec 4.2
A few birds foraging on a field. Locality Bangkok, Central Thailand, Thailand (Monotypic species)
Yoel Jimenez 12 February 2012 1 year ago 42 sec 4
An adult feeding on the water Locality Safari World, Minburi District, Bangkok, Central Thailand, Thailand (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 21 November 2004 7 years ago 23 sec 3.8
PhotosSee all 76 photos
Black Headed Ibis --The Black-headed Ibis or Oriental White Ibis (Threskiornis melanocephalus) is a species of wading bird of th
Locality Agra District, Uttar Pradesh, India
siddhartha 2 weeks ago ADDED LAST MONTH 4.4
Feeding in a pond
Locality Bundala National Park, Southern Province, Sri Lanka
Marco Valentini 9 January 2014 4 weeks ago 4.4
A bird extending wings.
Locality Yala (Ruhunu) National Park , Sri Lanka (Monotypic species)
Fran Trabalon 7 January 2012 1 year ago 4.2
Feeding in a field
Locality Yala (Ruhunu) National Park , Sri Lanka
John A Thompson 25 March 2012 1 year ago 4.2
A bird on the ground.
Locality Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India (Monotypic species)
Jordi Sargatal 28 February 2011 6 weeks ago 4
Cutting stick for nesting material
Locality Bhavnagar District, Gujarat, India
Shantilal Varu 8 September 2013 21 weeks ago 4