Monday, December 3, 2012

black headed ibis in nepal

The Black-headed Ibis are found in southeast asian countries like India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka and up to Japan. It lives in wetlands, where it feeds on various fish, frogs and other water creatures. Both gender look similar in size and appearance but juveniles have whiter necks and a black bill. They generally produce loud booming calls and low grunting. The breeding season of the black-headed ibis is determined by the monsoons, and it will often begin pairing up after the rains are over. Male black-headed ibises perform display flights and show off their ornamental plumes. It builds a stick nest in a tree and lays 2–4 eggs. They are found in koshi tappu of Nepal.

Common Name: seto sanwari, Oriental White Ibis, Black-headed Ibis
Scientific Name: Threskiornis melanocephalus
Weight: up to 1.5 kg kilograms
Color: white-plumaged, with some greyer areas on the wings, neck and legs are black
Length: 75 cm

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