816. Ibis nippon

816. Japanese Ibis.
IBIS NIPPON.
Ibis nippon, Temm. Pl. Col. v. pl. 551 (1835) ; David and Oust. Ois. Chine, p. 453, pl. 116 ; Seebohm, B. Jap. Emp. p. 232 ; (Sharpe), Cat. B. Br. Mus. xxvi. p. 15 ; Tacz. F. O. Sib. O. p. 967 ; I. nippon, var. sinensis, David and Oust. Ois. Chine, p. 454, pl. 117.
Toki, Dau, Jap.
Male ad. (Japan). General colour of plumage white, the wings, tail, and axillaries tinged with almond pink ; feathers on the nape and hind-neck elongated, forming a crest ; lores, forehead, and chin orange-vermilion ; eyelid golden yellow ; iris orange ; bill black, mottled with red at the tip ; nail yellow ; legs, feet, and naked part of tibia light red. Culmen 6.1, wing 15.4, tail 6.2, tarsus 2.8 inch. Sexes alike. The young bird has the plumage grey, not white.
Hab. South-eastern Siberia, Manchuria ; China, Formosa, and Hainan ; Corea ; Japan.
In its general habits it is said to be shy and wary frequenting large marshes, damp localities, and the banks of streams and rivers. Its note is harsh, not unlike that of the Hooded Crow, but deeper and harsher. It nests in bushes and trees, but so far as I can ascertain its eggs are as yet unknown

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
816. Ibis nippon
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
816
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
585
Common name: 
Japanese Ibis
M_ID: 
2113
M_CN: 
Crested Ibis
M_SN: 
Nipponia nippon
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
10430

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