Malyadi Bird Sanctuary near Udupi is one of of the upcoming site for bird watchers. There are various birds that one can see here. One among them is Black-headed Ibis.
They have white-plumage with some greyer areas on the wings. The bald head, the neck and legs are black. The thick down curved bill is dusky yellow.
They are mainly seen in marshy wetlands inland and on the coast. Their diet is fish, frogs and other water creatures, as well as on insects.
It can be seen walking around on marshy land probing with its bill into soft mud and shallow water.