Saturday, August 20, 2016

Black-headed Ibis at Malyadi Bird Sanctuary

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.

9 comments:

Breathtaking said...

Hello!:) Impressive birds to look at, and I don't recall ever having seen a Black Headed Ibis. Have a good weekend.:)

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Amazing bills...very fit for purpose....interesting flowers too!

Jeevan said...

Excellent capture on the ibis and well noted the detail!

TexWisGirl said...

ibis are such neat birds.

Phyllis Oller said...

Strangs looking birds,a new one for me!Thanks for sharing,phyllis

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Cool birds! Nature shaped their beaks well for that diet.
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rupam sarma said...

Great clicks.

Chandra@GreenComotion said...

Hi Rajesg-
Never seen Ibis with Black coloration before.
Very nice series!
Have a Happy Week!
Peace :)

Prunella Pepperpot said...

Great images of the ibis.
Have a wonderful Wednesday.