Saturday, July 1, 2017

Red-necked Ibis at Diu

During our visit to Diu, we came across many colorful birds. We could spot some birds near the beaches. One such beautiful bird is Red-necked Ibis.


It is a medium sized bird, measuring 60-70 cm in length. It has bright reddish warts on the crown and the nape. It is a black bird with a patch of white near the shoulder. The bills and legs are grey but turn reddish during the breeding season.


These birds inhabit grasslands, meadows, marshes, riverbeds and irrigated farmland. They build nest in trees. They mostly feed on frogs, fish, worms, insects, small reptiles. 



16 comments:

Breathtaking said...

Hello!:) It must have been great to see this bird in the wild. I have never seen one, even in a zoo. Lovely to see here!:)

eileeninmd said...

Hello, interesting bird. Great photos. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

sandyland said...

interesting how ibis differ from place to place - ours are white are glossy

Mosura said...

Nice! I hadn't heard of that one before.

Phil Slade said...

An interestintg ibis. We have no ibis in the UK.

teamgsquare said...

Wonderful capture of this beautiful bird.

GreenComotion said...

Beautiful and sizable bird.
Lovely captures, Rajesh.
Have a Happy Weekend!
Peace :)

Mary Cromer said...

Lovely Ibis and in first shot, it looks like it is smiling for you. Happy weekend~

Nancy Chan said...

Hi Rajesh, I am not sure, I think I have not this in our zoos. Its a pretty Ibis. Have a beautiful day!

rabirius.me said...

Beautiful bird.

Jeevan said...

Lovely capture on the Ibis and it has a nice red cap.

NatureFootstep said...

lol, this is one I have never seen before. Fine bird.

Blogoratti said...

Nice looking bird, very unique. Warm greetings!

Cloudia said...

Nice!

Linda said...

Neat looking bird!

Les Fous du Cap said...

Très belle série ;-) Céline & Philippe