Ibises and Spoonbills (Threskiornithidae)

Japanese Crested Ibis (Nipponia nippon) - HBW 1, p. 495

French: Ibis nippon German: Nipponibis Spanish: Ibis Nipón
Other common names: Japanese (White) Ibis, Oriental Crested/Oriental/Crested Ibis

Taxonomy: Ibis nippon Temminck, 1835, Japan.
Around end of 19th century race sinensis described, but this turned out to be same birds in breeding plumage. Monotypic.

Distribution: Once widespread in NE Asia and Japan, wintering S to Hainan, range now much reduced; only known population in Quinling Mts, Shaanxi Province, NE China.