Family IBIDIDAE

Family IBIDIDAE.

The members of this family have the bill long, carved downwards, rather like the Curlews, and compressed at the sides; on each side of the culmen there is a long groove, at the base of which the nostril is placed.

Three genera of this family and four species are found in India and the family itself occurs over the greater part of the Old World.

Key to Genera.

A. Tarsus covered with hexagonal scales.
a. Whole head and neck naked in adults; plumage nearly all white………………Threskiornis, p. 314.
b. Head naked and neck feathered in adults; plumage mostly glossed black………………Pseudibis, p. 315.
B. Tarsus with transverse scutellse in front; head feathered in adults and only the face
naked ………………Plegadis, p. 318.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.6 1929.
Title in Book: 
Family IBIDIDAE
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1929
Page No: 
314
M_ID: 
2093
M_SN: 
Threskiornithidae
Volume: 
Vol. 6
Term name: 
id: 
5147

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