Thursday, December 12, 2013

Black-headed Ibis at Chilka

Chilka Lake is home for various migratory birds. It is the largest wintering ground for migratory birds on the Indian sub-continent. Here one can see over 100 species of birds in the peak migratory season.



The Black-headed Ibis or Oriental White Ibis is one such migratory bird that can be seen here. This bird is seen prominently in the Southeast Asia.



These birds have white-plumage, with some grayer areas on the wings. The bald head, the neck and legs are black. The thick down curved bill is black. 



They feed on various fish, frogs and other water creatures, as well as on insects. 

37 comments:

Our photos said...

Nice birds photos!

ashok said...

good shots Rajesh

rupam sarma said...

Beautiful captures

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Lovely clicks of migratory birds.

Vineeta Yashswi said...

My favorite bird...

ladyfi said...

That is so lovely!

George said...

Thanks for sharing these wonderful photos of a very interesting bird.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Interesting birds! I really like watching the Ibis we have around here in Florida (different looking than yours, but similar habits and diet etc.).....

acreativeharbor.com said...

Lovely nature and bird photographs ~ beautiful ~ thanks, carol, xxx

Sylvia K said...

Magnificent birds and what great captures, Rajesh!! Thanks for sharing these!! Hope you and your family have a great weekend!!

Leovi said...

Wonderful photos! I love the exquisite beauty of these birds!

eileeninmd said...

Sounds like an awesome place to visit and see the birds! Great shots, thanks for sharing. Have a happy weekend!

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice clicks.

genie said...

What nieces shots of the birds. They really are impressive our there on the water. Could see reflections, too. Nice.

Gattina said...

They look funny !

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

We have Ibis here in Florida but not those with black heads...how beautiful!

TexWisGirl said...

a very neat bird!

Birgitta said...

Beautiful bird photos!

Viera said...

Fabulous photos of water creatures... nicely done...

Carver said...

Fantastic shots of the birds.

RedPat said...

These are wonderful shots!

Girdhar Singh Sodha said...

Nice photos...

Ileana said...

Beautiful birds!
Have a nice Weekend!

'Tsuki said...

Gorgeous birds ! I love Ibis, they reminds me so much of Egypt...

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

I like the large, curved black bill, it's very unusual to see.

Karen said...

Great shots, the Black-headed Ibis are interesting looking birds!

Le regard est le médiateur des coeurs. said...

quelle grace,jolie photo et oiseaux ;o)

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Beautiful....very close to our wood storks we see here in Texas.

HansHB said...

Nice photos og these ibis!
Great post for WBW!

EG CameraGirl said...

Wow! That's quite a bill!

Dave said...

Nice post Rajesh, its certainly a large Ibis species, lovely shots mate

Kenneth C Schneider said...

They appear to be substantially larger than our White Ibis here in Florida.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Nice shots of these interesting birds.

mick said...

Great photos of very interesting birds. The Ibis around my place don't migrate.

Gordon said...

Its always interesting to learn somthing new, nice shots.
All the best Gordon.

bailey-road.com said...

Lovely bird!

Prasad Np said...

never understood how god decided on colors of birds.. nice clicks...