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Oriental White Ibis,black headed ibis
 


Scientific Name : Threskiornis melanocephalus 
Phylum : Chordata 
Class : Aves 
Order : Ciconiiformes 
Family : Threskiornithidae 
Genus : Threskornis 
Species : melanocephalus 
Vernacular Name :  
Life Span :  
Weight : 950 g  
Reproduction : Nest –a platform of sticks,unlined,built in trees standing near water.2-4 eggs .Both male &female incubate them,incubation period 21 days 
Fascinating Facts : They lack true voice organs.during breeding they emit peculiar ventriloquistic grunts,not loud,When heard from a distant colony ,it sounds like the mumble of people talking together 
Habits : Wetland 
Food Habits : Feeds on crabs,crayfish,insects,frogs,snails,snakes,fishes 
Conservation Status : Threatened 
Status based on Wildlife Protection ACT 1972 : Schedule III 
   

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