Threskiornis melanocephalus (Latham, 1790) - Black-headed Ibis

Subspecies in India

This species is listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/)

 

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This species is uncommon. It inhabits inland wetlands and coastal lowlands from the sea level up to 950m. It is migratory, breeding in India (mainly in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Kerala), Sri Lanka, Cambodia, and Vietnam., and wintering in Myanmar, Japan, Indonesia, and Philippines (BirdLife International 2016).
 
Conservation Status:  
 
This species is listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/)


According to the IUCN Red List assessment, the population of this species is declining, with the current population estimate of 10,000-19,999 individuals. The threat to its persistence comes from habitat disturbance due to agriculture, drainage, and other human encroachments (BirdLife International 2016).
 
StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa1
Gujarat11
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka111271
Kerala1
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra7311114
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha1
Paschimbanga11
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan5
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh1
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total84223212812

BirdLife International 2016. Threskiornis melanocephalus . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T22697516A93618317. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22697516A93618317.en. Accessed on 14 February 2020.
 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Threskiornis melanocephalus (Latham, 1790) – Black-headed Ibis. In Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.17. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.birdsofindia.org/threskiornis-melanocephalus, accessed 2024/06/25.