The black-headed ibis or Oriental white ibis (Threskiornis melanocephalus) is a species of wading bird of the ibis family Threskiornithidae which breeds in the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia from northern India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka east up to Japan. It builds a stick nest in a tree and lays 2–4 eggs.

It occurs in marshy wetlands inland and on the coast, where it feeds on various fish, frogs and other water creatures, as well as on insects. It walks about actively on marshy land probing with its bill into soft mud and often feeds in shallow water with its head momentarily submerged. Like storks and Spoonbills, it lacks a true voice-producing mechanism and is silent except for peculiar ventriloquial grunts uttered when nesting.

Adults are typically 75 cm long and white-plumaged, with some greyer areas on the wings. The bald head, the neck and legs are black. The thick down curved bill is dusky yellow.In breeding,plumage some slaty grey on scapulars and in wings and ornamental plumes at base of the neck. Sexes are similar, but juveniles have whiter necks and a black bill.
Black-headed Ibis
Date Location Count
2021-07-02 18:00Saltpans on INS Valsura Rd60
2021-07-23 07:00Vibhapar1
2021-07-16 07:00Ranjitsagar Dam2
2021-07-17 11:14Narsinh Mehta Lake3
2021-07-03 06:45Girnar Forest--Lal dhori2
2021-06-28 14:30Prashnavada Wetland1
2021-07-11 13:34Diu--General Area (OBI)1
2021-07-18 17:19Vadala Dam4
2021-07-18 09:45Vadla Dam (Sukhdisar Bird Migration Point)2
2021-07-11 08:00Nalsarovar Outskirts--Shahpur4
2021-07-23 10:28Nalsarovar--Flamingo Sankul4
2021-06-26 10:26Nalsarovar Outskirts--Aniyali4
2021-07-23 12:41M.K. Bhavnagar University--Department of Lilfe Sciences1
2021-07-15 16:59Juna Bandar (Old Port)12
2021-07-02 11:01Avaniya Thorny Forest11
2021-07-04 18:01Thol Bird Sanctuary40
2021-06-27 09:10Pond near Shela2
2021-07-04 08:08Shela Tank2
2021-07-24 07:00Lapkaman (OBI)6
2021-06-26 06:27Rohni8
2021-07-03 13:32Sabarmati River near Motera Stadium2
2021-07-01 18:27Kankaria Lake2
2021-07-04 08:20Narmada Canal, Karai1
2021-07-10 07:00Punit Van1
2021-07-01 05:47Gujarat Forest Research & Training Institute4
2021-07-19 19:06GEB Ash Pond, Pethapur2
2021-07-17 07:30Kailana Lake4
2021-07-16 13:12NIF-Gandhinagar1
2021-06-27 06:49Limbasi (OBI)20
2021-07-09 08:50Pariej Lake10
2021-07-25 10:56Khambhat (OBI)1
2021-06-27 05:50Kheda (OBI)2
2021-06-26 18:00Vishal's birding ditch5
2021-07-20 08:52Steneshwar Mahadev Temple, Tena1
2021-07-11 16:11Gaviyer Lake1
2021-07-04 06:33Murba khadi6
2021-07-11 07:30Viva wetlands, Virar4
2021-07-20 18:04Vasundhara Park Society1
2021-07-21 07:34Timbi Lake30
2021-07-11 11:57TS Chanakya College, Navi Mumbai18
2021-06-26 17:10Panvel Creek View - Sector 111
2021-07-05 07:10Gandhari Forest Land1
2021-06-27 15:48Tal Chhapar Sanctuary2
2021-06-27 06:00Harike Bird Sanctuary2
2021-07-01 07:27Riverside road, Anandnagar, Pune3
2021-07-25 06:30Ottu Head, Sirsa district Haryana6
2021-07-17 06:58Kavdi Pat4
2021-06-27 07:15Socorro Plateau1
2021-06-26 08:38Carambolim- Dhado Wetland Complex- IBA12
2021-07-02 09:42Jalandhar1
2021-07-11 05:22Chakki River--Pathankot2
2021-07-22 13:42Near LPU Phagwara8
2021-07-15 18:24Pedgaon Lake6
2021-06-27 16:36Yeralwadi Dam4
2021-06-29 18:04Kiraksal Biodiversity Region-- Kuran Forest Range1
2021-06-27 07:00Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, Haryana1
2021-06-30 18:16Kiraksal Biodiversity Region--Jambhalhel2
2021-06-27 16:01Kiraksal Biodiversity Region--Nali grasslands1
2021-07-03 07:20Kapurwadi lake15
2021-07-25 06:04Bhigwan -- Kumbhargaon Bird Sanctuary1
2021-07-07 11:57Bhigwan -- Diksal2
2021-07-18 06:00Bhigwan -- Agneepankh birding area1
2021-07-09 11:31Dalaj1
2021-07-09 05:45Chambal River Gorge, near Garadia Mahadev Temple1
2021-07-13 06:00Lake Chandlai, Jaipur2
2021-07-22 06:45Lake View4
2021-07-20 13:19Pandeshwara, Sasthana4
2021-07-19 18:12Barkur Wetlands163
2021-07-04 08:02Barkur Wetlands -- Bobbarya Temple3
2021-07-22 06:43Bhaironghati- Sariska Raj.4
2021-07-08 07:02Hosala, Barkur.2
2021-06-29 06:48Bhusawal Thermal Power Station (BTPS)--Between 210MW & 500MW2
2021-07-03 07:17Herga2
2021-07-23 17:03Saralebettu, Manipal8
2021-07-03 16:17Golikatte1
2021-07-11 09:50Shettybettu 3 Parkala School Side1
2021-06-29Gudavi Bird Sanctuary
2021-07-02 16:00Kheda Jhanjhrola HR/IN7
2021-07-10 09:10Agumbe--Rural & Surrounding1
2021-07-24 14:50Najafgarh Drain (Dhansa Barrage) HR/IN2
2021-07-18 06:25Jhanjraula (OBI)2
2021-07-17 07:11Jhanjrola (OBI)2
2021-06-26 10:09Kovalli Nursery ಕೋವಳ್ಳಿ ನರ್ಸರಿ4
2021-06-27 06:45Budhera WTP, Gurgaon2
2021-07-09 06:54Chandu Najafgarh drain area Hr/IN1
2021-07-02 06:52Bhutnal Kere ಭೂತನಾಳ ಕೆರೆ3
2021-07-11 08:04Najafgarh Jheel Area4
2021-07-11 08:11Basai Wetland
2021-07-23 17:06Peralathvayal5
2021-07-08 06:19Kanhangad Railway Station1
2021-06-28 11:45Mallapura Railway Bridge ಮಲ್ಲಾಪುರ ರೈಲು ಸೇತುವೆ2
2021-07-14 13:08Chemmattamvayal5
2021-07-06 07:20Udinur Vayal1
2021-07-17 08:01Sanjay Van2
2021-07-24 17:00Kuniyan Wetland-Main1
2021-07-15 07:31Yamuna Khadar,Geeta Colony IN/DL3
2021-07-11 07:54Madayi Para7
2021-07-04 09:49Cheruthazham Vayal4
2021-06-26 08:52Chilla Khadar Mayur vihar IN-DL1
2021-07-13 05:30Okhla Bird Sanctuary4
2021-07-25 12:33Ezhome1
2021-07-17 09:30Bhadra Reservoir7
2021-07-19 06:35Kattampally
2021-07-11 09:21Surajpur Wetlands20
2021-07-23 07:53Bharatpur--Malah Road Marsh80
2021-06-26 09:27Bharatpur--Keoladeo Ghana NP4
2021-07-11 07:20Bharatpur--Keoladeo Ghana NP--Sapan Mori2
2021-07-18 08:18Bagh Hotel1
2021-07-18 11:15Dhanauri Wetlands -- Dhanauri Kalan East2
2021-06-30 16:40Dhanauri Wetlands7
2021-07-08 17:20Ankasamudra Bird Sanctuary ಅಂಕಸಮುದ್ರ ಪಕ್ಷಿಧಾಮ150
2021-06-27 06:42Bhoj Wetland--Bisankhedi1
2021-06-26 10:54Gunda Tree Park ಗುಂಡಾ ಸಸ್ಯೋದ್ಯಾನ3
2021-07-10 07:19Jodhpur Jhal Bird Sanctuary12
2021-07-03 07:30Tungabhadra High-level Canal ತುಂಗಭದ್ರಾ ಮೇಲ್ಮಟ್ಟದ ಕಾಲುವೆ5
2021-07-15 17:00Haiderpur Wetlands and Bijnor Barrage3
2021-07-07 10:43Payyampalli1
2021-06-29 17:37Vidyanagar Township, Toranagallu2
2021-06-27 12:46Taraka Reservoir4
2021-06-30 18:27Vattamkulam [82.6.1]3
2021-07-22 07:22Sheikha Jheel (IBA IN-UP-21)6
2021-07-12 06:22Nagla Kanch , Rati Ka Nagla Wetland9
2021-07-13 08:24Kabini backwater viewpoint2
2021-07-24 08:00Komangalam wetland and adjacent woody zone, Koottanad5
2021-07-04 17:00Husainpura Bridge ಹುಸೇನಪುರ ಸೇತುವೆ4
2021-07-19 07:03Rajah Company --Arattupuzha Temple Rd7
2021-07-12 06:35Mysore City Bird Atlas 29A South of Water Tank RT Nagar2
2021-07-12 07:48Mysore City Bird Atlas 11D, Hinkal kere, Vijayanagar 3rd Stage9
2021-06-29 10:27Mysore City Bird Atlas 30A, Lingambudhi kere ಲಿಂಗಾಂಬುಧಿ1
2021-07-08 17:25Andolana circle2
2021-07-06 17:25Lingambudhi Kere--Main Entrance. ಲಿಂಗಾಂಬುಧಿ ಮುಖ್ಯ ದ್ವಾರ
2021-07-13 09:45Shyadanahalli, Mysore1
2021-07-23 07:53Mysore City Bird Atlas 30B, Srirampura 2nd Stage1
2021-07-19 17:00Ramakrishna Institute of Moral and Spiritual Education (RIMSE) & RKM Vidyashala2
2021-07-16 17:43Mysore City Bird Atlas 19A, Kukkarahalli kere ಕುಕ್ಕರಹಳ್ಳಿ ಕೆರೆ11
2021-07-11 09:00Markhal Kere, Bawalpur3
2021-06-29 07:45Subbayyana kere (Shanubhogana Kere) ಸುಬ್ಬಯ್ಯನ ಕೆರೆ1
2021-07-10 09:16Indraprastha ಇಂದ್ರಪ್ರಸ್ಥ1
2021-07-22 16:00Mysore City Bird Atlas 32C, Dalvoy Kere, Mysore ದಳವಾಯಿ ಕೆರೆ4
2021-07-24 16:42Karanji Kere ಕಾರಂಜಿ ಕೆರೆ20
2021-07-11 16:14Kamana kere hundi (Kesare Doddakere) Mysore City Bird Atlas 10B ಕಾಮನಕೆರೆ ಹುಂಡಿ5
2021-07-11 17:47Naguvanahalli1
2021-07-13 07:26Mysore City Bird Atlas 22C Lalitha Mahal ಲಲಿತ ಮಹಲ್3
2021-07-21 06:41Shakthi Nagar, Mysuru, Karnataka, IN (12.32, 76.697)3
2021-07-09 06:42Mysore City Bird Atlas 16B, VTU behind marsh Waterbody1
2021-07-07 07:01Mysore City Bird Atlas 16D, KSFC Layout3
2021-07-04 10:30Thippayyana kere ತಿಪ್ಪಯ್ಯನ ಕೆರೆ1
2021-07-25 06:14Mavina Kere ಮಾವಿನ ಕೆರೆ2
2021-07-21 16:30Changaram Wetlands -- Ezhupunna5
2021-07-11 17:44Shettanakere, Jantahalli3
2021-07-18 09:45Narasambudhi, Nanjangud (ನರಸಾಂಬುಧಿ)15
2021-07-11 17:23Vaddagere, Choganahalli2
2021-07-19 18:46Hadinaru Kere ಹದಿನಾರು ಕೆರೆ16
2021-07-11 08:02Gendehosalli Islands, Srirangapatna2
2021-07-07 17:00Kuttanad Wetlands--Ezhumaanthuruthu5
2021-07-23 14:41Vembanad Wetlands--Kumarakom Paddy Fields15
2021-07-24 11:30Kuttanadu Wetlands--Kallara--Paravanthuruthu13
2021-06-29 07:40Gauri Lake28
2021-07-02 18:34Paddy fields near Ilayabhagavathy temple, Kanjikode, Kerala, IN2
2021-06-27 07:45Marehalli Kere ಮಾರೆಹಳ್ಳಿ ಕೆರೆ5
2021-07-01 13:30Kokkare Bellur ಕೊಕ್ಕರೆ ಬೆಳ್ಳೂರು
2021-07-19 06:27Jayamangali Blackbuck Reserve1
2021-07-14 17:40Kasthuri Naickenpalayam Region18
2021-07-10 08:46Suvarnavathi Backwaters - Kulluru/ಕುಳ್ಳೂರು3
2021-07-25 06:57Krishnampathi Lake, Seeranaickenpalayam1
2021-07-20 06:45madannada temple mynagappally3
2021-07-21 07:05madan nada wayal Mynagappally (കുരുമ്പോലിൽ വയൽ )12
2021-07-03 07:15Sengulam Lake, Coimbatore10
2021-07-20 16:30Ukkadam Big Tank, Coimbatore3
2021-07-10 08:23Bhavanisagar Backwaters, Pethikuttai2
2021-07-18 06:22Karingali Puncha, Pandalam2
2021-07-17 08:03Thippagondanahalli (TG Halli) Reservoir1
2021-07-17 06:45Manjeera Wildlife Sanctuary20
2021-07-23 07:38Madhure Kere1
2021-07-03 06:21Hesaraghatta--Hesaraghatta Grassland3
2021-07-21 12:20Achankulam2
2021-07-04 17:44Hesaraghatta Kere3
2021-07-17 09:27Kannahalli Kere1
2021-07-11 06:06Kommaghatta Lake2
2021-07-21 08:27Mallathahalli Kere1
2021-07-20 07:40Bangalore University Campus1
2021-07-25 06:40Halagevaderahalli Kere2
2021-07-04 17:51BEML Layout, RajaRajeshwari Nagar2
2021-07-25 06:40Valley School5
2021-07-11 06:07Sabbanahalli (Vatadahosahalli) Kere2
2021-06-29 06:45Veerasagara Kere5
2021-07-05 17:22Hosakerehalli Lake15
2021-07-11 06:16Singanayakanahalli (Nagadasanahalli) Kere
2021-07-11 07:00GKVK Campus, Bangalore1
2021-07-22 16:30Vrishabhavati River3
2021-07-18 10:45Puttenahalli Kere, Yelahanka1
2021-06-25 16:40Subramanya lake4
2021-06-29 08:05Mallasandra, Bangalore4
2021-07-09 07:45Deer Park, Bangalore2
2021-07-09 08:30Dore Kere30
2021-07-25 06:38Yelahanka Kere11
2021-07-14 06:50Hebbal Kere26
2021-07-09 08:00Amruthahalli Lake20
2021-07-04 06:29Jakkur--GKVK Layout and Nursery1
2021-06-29 07:20Lalbagh Botanical Gardens--Lalbagh Lake3
2021-07-20 06:45Sarakki Kere5
2021-07-22 06:19Palanahalli Kere25
2021-07-24 08:00Jakkur Kere2
2021-07-24 08:14Kogilu Kere4
2021-07-19 08:20Rachenahalli Kere5
2021-06-26 06:44Sampigehalli Kere2
2021-07-15 06:45Ragihalli, Bangalore3
2021-07-22 06:50Hulimavu Kere2
2021-07-24 06:23Madivala Kere21
2021-07-11 08:00Ameenpur Lake, Hyderabad2
2021-07-20 08:23Veerayodharavana Park/Lake2
2021-07-19 07:15Dodda Begur Kere6
2021-07-12 06:46Agara Kere (HSR Layout)
2021-07-17 06:59Kalkere Lake30
2021-07-08 06:45Hulimangala, Bangalore1
2021-07-04 10:33Jigani Kere2
2021-07-07 07:55Gobichettipalayam Buglowpudur Road8
2021-07-25 06:09Sonnapura3
2021-07-25 07:06Vibhutipura Kere1
2021-07-24 15:24Hosa Lake15
2021-07-12 07:40Chikkatogur Lake20
2021-07-18 17:02Kaikondrahalli Kere / Kaikondanahalli Kere1
2021-07-17 07:30Maragondanahalli Kere2
2021-07-17 11:21Doddanekundi Kere1
2021-07-10 06:50Bettakote Lake2
2021-07-24 07:33Saul Kere / Sowl Kere1
2021-07-23 16:25Nanjarayan Tank (Koolipalayam Reservoir), Tiruppur7
2021-07-24 07:10Muthyalamaduvu3
2021-06-27 08:24Yellamallappa Chetty (Yele Mallappa Shetty) Kere--North50
2021-07-09 12:39Indian Institute of Rice Research1
2021-07-22 07:40Anekal Dodda Kere10
2021-07-11 07:00Muthanallur Kere2
2021-07-25 06:32Hoskote / Hosakote Kere25
2021-07-11 08:24Muthanallur chikkakere(now dry)1
2021-07-19 06:16Nehru Zoological Park
2021-07-09 13:00Sanjeevaiah Park, Hyderabad2
2021-07-03 05:48Vellayani--Punchakkari Paddy Fields4
2021-07-20 06:10Stanley Reservoir--Pannavadi, Mettur1
2021-07-21 06:23Stanley Reservoir--Thanamoorthikadu Area2
2021-07-11 07:00Edulabad Lake3
2021-07-11 07:15Genguvarpatti Lake10
2021-07-10 07:14Holali Lake (ಹೊಲಲಿ ಕೆರೆ)4
2021-07-11 08:10Puthalam Salt Pans15
2021-07-13 06:15Muruganadi Street Area3
2021-07-11 12:45Keezhamanakkudi salt pan25
2021-07-11 10:30Kovalam salt pan6
2021-07-17 11:00Jyoti Kshetram
2021-07-13 07:54Nainar Kulam, Tirunelveli9
2021-07-01 17:30Pudhukulam30
2021-07-15 14:50Nesaneri Kanmai14
2021-06-29 07:20Koonthakulam Bird Sanctuary10
2021-06-29 10:40Vijayanarayanam Tank20
2021-07-03 06:51Thiruparankundram Tank / Thenkarai Pond11
2021-07-18 17:10Karisal Kulam Tank6
2021-07-18 08:25Avaniyapuram Reservoir / Iyethanendal Lake40
2021-07-10 16:15Kadmbakulam (கடம்பகுளம்)1
2021-06-28 11:59Bamni Banjar (OBI)10
2021-07-04 07:15Zilmili Lake5
2021-07-19 12:56Banjar River, Chaukitola2
2021-07-22 15:24Arakkonam Lake8
2021-07-22 07:20Papi Reddy Cheruvu2
2021-07-10 14:15Vaduvur Bird Sanctuary25
2021-07-13 16:33Osudu / Ousteri Lake2
2021-06-28 14:54Manapet Lake (மணப்பட்டு ஏரி)86
2021-07-22 09:24Nochikuppam4
2021-06-30 17:00Vandalur Zoo (AAZP)13
2021-07-05 06:00Sirudhavur Lake (சிறுதாவுர் ஏரி)2
2021-07-17 09:35Pallikaranai Marsh--NIOT end4
2021-07-10 17:36Pallikaranai Marsh (பள்ளிக்கரணை சதுப்பு நிலம்)23
2021-06-27 06:00Pallikaranai Marsh-- Southern end (பள்ளிக்கரணை சதுப்பு நிலம் - தெற்கு முடிவு)2
2021-07-18 17:00Sholinganallur/Perumbakkam Marshlands1
2021-07-16 09:26Kelambakkam Backwaters3
2021-07-14 09:35Kimbulawala6
2021-07-24 08:40Thalagama Lake (and surrounding wetlands)1
2021-07-24 07:45Matara--Kirala Kele Sanctuary1
2021-07-08 05:51Nilgala, Gal Oya National Park19
2021-06-27 08:19Right Dyke Road1
2021-07-25 08:00Chilika Lake--Rambha
2021-07-01 08:17Doi Lo paddies (general area)1
2021-07-25 09:13Pathum Thani Rice Research Center20
2021-07-07 16:25Khlong Tamru salt pans15