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Ibis

Ibises
Straw-necked Ibis
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Ciconiiformes
Family: Threskiornithidae
Genera
Threskiornis
Pseudibis
Nipponia
Bostrychia
Theristicus
Cercibis
Mesembrinibis
Phimosus
Lophotibis
Eudocimus
Plegadis
Geronticus

Ibises are a group of long-legged wading birds in the family Threskiornithidae. They all have long downcurved bills, and usually feed as a group, probing mud for food items, usually crustaceans. Most species nest in trees, often with spoonbills or herons.

The ibis family is one of the families in the order Ciconiiformes, which also includes other wading bird families:

Order Ciconiiformes

  • Ardeidae herons and bitterns
  • Cochlearidae: Boatbill
  • Balaenicipitidae Shoebill
  • Scopidae Hammerkop
  • Ciconiidae: storks
  • Phoenicopteridae flamingos
  • Threskiornithidae ibises and spoonbills
    • Subfamily Threskiornithinae: ibises
    • Sacred Ibis, Threskiornis aethiopicus
    • Black-headed Ibis, Threskiornis melanocephalus
    • Australian White Ibis, Threskiornis molucca
    • Straw-necked Ibis, Threskiornis spinicollis
    • Indian Black Ibis, Pseudibis papillosa
    • White-shouldered Ibis, Pseudibis davisoni
    • Giant Ibis, Pseudibis gigantea
    • Northern Bald Ibis, Geronticus eremita
    • Southern Bald Ibis, Geronticus calvus
    • Japanese Crested Ibis, Nipponia nippon
    • Olive Ibis, Bostrychia olivacea
    • Spot-breasted Ibis, Bostrychia rara
    • Hadada Ibis, Bostrychia hagedash
    • Wattled Ibis, Bostrychia carunculata
    • Plumbeous Ibis, Theristicus caerulescens
    • Buff-necked Ibis, Theristicus caudatus
    • Black-faced Ibis, Theristicus melanopis
    • Sharp-tailed Ibis, Cercibis oxycerca
    • Green Ibis, Mesembrinibis cayennensis
    • Whispering Ibis, Phimosus infuscatus
    • American White Ibis, Eudocimus albus
    • Scarlet Ibis, Eudocimus ruber
    • Glossy Ibis, Plegadis falcinellus,
    • White-faced Ibis, Plegadis chihi
    • Puna Ibis, Plegadis ridgwayi
    • Madagascar Crested Ibis, Lophotibis cristata
    • Subfamily: Plateinae spoonbills
    • Eurasian Spoonbill, Platalea leucorodia
    • Black-faced Spoonbill, Platalea minor
    • African Spoonbill, Platalea alba
    • Royal Spoonbill, Platalea regia
    • Yellow-billed Spoonbill, Platalea flavipes
    • Roseate Spoonbill, Platalea ajaja



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