Genus INOCOTIS

Two Indian species of Ibis are distinguished by having the head naked in adults but not the neck ; the bill is more slender than in the genus Ibis; the feet shorter, and the plumage nearly black instead of white.

One of the species, I. davisoni, has been unnecessarily made the type of a distinct genus, the differences between the two being very small indeed.

Key to the Species.

a. Crown of the head with red granular papillae……………………I. papillosus, p. 362,
b. No red papillae on the head, crown smooth……………………I. davisoni, p. 364.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds
Reference: 
Blanford, William Thomas, ed. The Fauna of British India: Including Ceylon and Burma. Vol. 4. 1898.
Title in Book: 
Genus INOCOTIS
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1898
Page No: 
362
M_ID: 
2105
M_SN: 
Pseudibis
Volume: 
Vol. 4
Term name: 
id: 
2235

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