Black-Headed Ibis (Threskiornis melanocephalus)

Interesting :

The male and the female have the same characteristics. The mouth is long with small black round curve. The head and the neck have the black smooth skin. When it does not grow up, the feathers on the neck are white and the head has dark brown thin hair. When it grows up, the hair will fade away and it will have only dark blue or black skin. The Black-Headed Ibis is the bird that has a very short tail. The leg is black, the eyes are black, and feathers on the body are white.

Habitat :

The Black-Headed Ibis has a hometown in North Africa, India, Sri Lanka, the north and the east of Nepal, Myanmar, Thailand, China, Cambodia, Vietnam, Japan, Indonesia, and Malaysia. For Thailand, it can be found in the Central, the Northeast, and the South.

Food :

The bird is eats shell, crab, fish, shrimp and some kind of insect.

Behavior :

Stays in a troop. It normally is quiet and will not make noise. It seeks for the food in the swamp or the muddy seashore. It seeks for the food together with other bird; for example, Egret, Open-billed Stork, and Stork.

Current Status :

Near Threatened

Reproductive :

in the rainy season approximately in August and September. It builds several nests together on the same tree. The nest is made of the small branches weaving together on the tree which is not very far from the swamp. It lays 2 to 4 eggs each time. It is the bird that has a very small number and can rarely be found.

Size and weight :

It is the medium sized bird.

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Update : 11 April 2017