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Black Ibis in Karnal

Black Ibis - photo and copyright Rajiv Lather

Black Ibis (Pseudibis papillosa), also known as Red-naped Ibis, is a common breeding resident in Haryana. Sexes alike, this largish black bird is found at lakes, marshes, riverbeds and irrigated farmland. It has a curlew-like long down-curved bill, black head with a patch of crimson and white patch near the shoulder. It generally forages on margins of wetlands in small numbers, is gregarious, nests on trees, and breeds from March to October in North India.

Order: CICONIIFORMES     Family: Threskiornithidae     Local Name: Kala Baza     Size: 68 cm     Food: Insects and grains

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