Ibidorhyncha struthersii   (Vigors,  1832) (Bird)
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Class: Aves

Image copyright: Sam Woods

Size: length c. 41 cm

Color: A greyish brown sandpiper-like bird with black facial mask and breast-band, and long downcurved red bill. Above, anterior face (including throat) black. Rest of upperparts largely ashy grey-brown; rump feathers with basal black markings. Tail ashy grey with narrow wavy blackish cross-bars, broad near tips of outer rectrices. A partially concealed white wing-patch. Below, sides of head, neck and upper breast bluish grey. A broad black gorget separated from upper breast by a narrow white band. Rest of the lower plumage white. Sexes alike.

Breeding season: End March to mid May.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Ibisbill (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Trophic Level:  Consumer
Prey:  Insects, worms, molluscs, crustaceans and small fish
IUCN Status:  Least Concern


• Kashmir (Lat: 34.30) (Long: 76.81) INDIA
• West Bengal INDIA
• Assam (Lat: 26.21) (Long: 92.93) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Ali S and Ripley SD (1969) Handbook of the birds of India and Pakistan Oxford university press 2 1-337pp Available at - NIO
  • (2003) IUCN Red list of threatened species Available at - http://www.iucnredlist.org/
  • Vernacular names of the Birds of the Indian Subcontinent Buceros, Envis newsletter: Avian Ecology & Inland Wetlands 62pp Available at - http://www.bnhsenvis.nic.in/pdf/BUCEROS%203%20(1).pdf
  • Manakadan R and Pittie A (2001) Standardized English names of the Birds of the Indian Subcontinent BUCEROS Envis Newsletter: Avian ecology and inland wetland 6(1) 26pp Available at - http://www.bnhsenvis.nic.in/pdf/BUCEROS%206%20(1).pdf
  • Kumar A, sati JP and Tak CK (2003) Checklist of Indian Waterbids Buceros Envis Newsletter: Avian ecology and inland wetlands 8(1) 30pp Available at - http://www.bnhsenvis.nic.in/pdf/BUCEROS%208%20(1).pdf

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