Oriental Bird Images

Black-headed Ibis Threskiornis melanocephalus   - Male displaying
Black-headed Ibis
Photographer : © Maitreyee Das
Location :Sundarbans, West Bengal, India
Date : 7 December 2019
English synonyms:Asian White Ibis, Indian Black-necked Ibis, Indian White Ibis, Oriental Black-necked Ibis, Oriental White Ibis, Oriental Ibis, White Ibis
Bird Family :Threskiornithidae - Ibises & Spoonbills
Red Data Status :Near Threatened
Remarks :The male was approaching the female with wide open wings stretching them back and forth and often moving its neck from side to side but the female seemed to be indifferent and was busy feeding. - MD

The 'female' is in fact a juvenile, impossible to sex in an image like this, and probably too young to breed. - Ed.

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