Genus IBIS

The head and neck naked; bill stout, blunt, the nostril linear ; tibia half-naked; tarsus reticulate; toes long, bordered by a membrane that forms a web towards the base, especially between the 3rd and 4th toes. Tail moderate, of 12 feathers. Tertiaries in the breeding-season with elongate plumules forming ornamental plumes.

This genus, of which the Sacred Ibis is the type, ranges from Africa through India and the Malay countries to Australia. One species is Indian.

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 IBIS
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1898
Page No: 
361
M_ID: 
2094
M_SN: 
Threskiornis
Volume: 
Vol. 4
Term name: 
id: 
2233

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