Red-naped ibis

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Red-naped ibis
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Red-naped ibis, Gujarat, India
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Pelecaniformes
Family: Threskiornithidae
Genus: Pseudibis
Species: P. papillosa
Binomial name
Pseudibis papillosa
(Temminck, 1824)

The red-naped ibis (Pseudibis papillosa) also known as the Indian black ibis or just the black ibis, is a species of ibis found in parts of the Indian Subcontinent. The sexes are alike. It has a curlew-like long down-curved bill, a black head with a patch of crimson, and a white patch near the shoulder. This largish black bird is found at lakes, in marshes, in riverbeds and on irrigated farmland—it is not as aquatic as many other species of ibis. It is gregarious and generally forages on margins of wetlands in small numbers. It is a common breeding resident in Haryana and Punjab. It nests in trees and breeds from March to October in North India.

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