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Black Headed-Ibis

Threskiornis melanocephalus


Adults are typically 75cm long and white-plumaged, with some greyer areas on the wings. The bald head, the neck and legs are black. The thick curved bill is dusky yellow. Sexes are similar, but juveniles have whiter necks and a black bill.


It occurs in marshy wetlands inland and on the coast, where it feeds on various fish, frogs and other water creatures, as well as on insects.

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Hambantota, Moneragala, Sri Lanka

Spotted on Jul 24, 2010
Submitted on Feb 13, 2011

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