Genus IBIS

Genus IBIS.

IBIS=the Ibis, an Egyptian bird to which divine honours were paid.

Head and neck nude and black. Plumage white. Tarsus reticulated with hexagonal scales. Second, third, and fourth toes joined by a web at base. Tail of twelve feathers. Tertiaries in breeding season with elongate plumules forming ornamental plumes. Young have head and neck feathered and streaked black and white. Ranges from Africa through India to Australia.

(i.) Tarsus reticulated with hexagonal scales.

BookTitle: 
Game, Shore And Water Birds Of India
Reference: 
Le Messurier, Augustus. Game, Shore, and Water Birds of India Fourth Edition, 1904.
Title in Book: 
Genus IBIS
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
186
M_ID: 
2094
M_SN: 
Threskiornis
Volume: 
4th ed.
Term name: 
id: 
12964

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