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Ibis - Red-naped Ibis

Pseudibis papillosa

Description:

Medium sized bird; adults have black naked head with triangular patch of red warts on head; long downward curved bill; glossy dark brownish-black plumage glazed blue; scapulars and back feathers, bronze green; brown neck, mantle, lower back and rump; bright orange-red eye; black tail, richly glazed with blue green; white shoulder patch, more visible in flight; short red or fleshy pink legs. Photo taken at Chambal Wildlife Sanctuary, U.P. India

Habitat:

riverbeds, lakes, marshes; dry grassland and fallow land

Notes:

widespread resident of India, Pakistan and Nepal Alternate English name - Black Ibis Scarce breeding resident

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3 Comments

Michael Strydom
Michael Strydom a year ago

Congrats on SOTD!! Beautiful colours!

Beautiful capture Karan,congrats on te well deserved SOTD and thanks for sharing your fantastic spotting page with us.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong a year ago

Congratulations Karan, your Red-naped Ibis is our Spotting of the Day:

"Found in the plains of the Indian Subcontinent, this Red-naped Ibis (Pseudibis papillosa) is our Spotting of the Day! Adults are recognized by a patch of crimson red warty skin on their crown that extends behind the nape. This read patch is what is technically known as a caruncle, a fleshy, often colorful outgrowth that develop as a normal part of animals' anatomy. Other familiar examples of caruncles in birds are the wattle of turkeys, or the red fleshy mask surrounding the head of adult Muscovy ducks."

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Karan Raghwa
Spotted by
Karan Raghwa

Uttar Pradesh, India

Spotted on Dec 23, 2018
Submitted on Jan 16, 2019

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