194. Inocotis papillosus.
THE KING CURLEW or BLACK IBIS.
Buza, India; Nella kankanum (Telugu).
Male 25" to 30"; 3 1/4 lbs. Legs brick-red. Bill 6 1/10, leaden. Plumage dark olive-brown. Red warts on back of black head. Wings and tail black, glossed purple and green. Large white patch on wing-coverts. Sexes alike. India, Assam, Aracan, and Borneo. Three or four eggs (2.43 x 1.7), sea-green, generally unspotted. (J. 942. B. 1542.) See illustration, p. 187.