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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Threskiornithidae.

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  • Other large waterbirds including painted stork (Mycteria leucocephala), spot-billed pelican (Pelecanus philippensis), and black-headed ibis (Threskiornis melanocephalus), which probably formerly bred, are annual visitors, probably entering the country from Cambodia.

    Chao Phraya freshwater swamp forests

  • The Sajnakhali area contains a wealth of water birds, noteworthy residents including Asian openbill stork Anastomus oscitans, black-necked stork Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus, greater adjutant Leptoptilos dubius (E), white ibis Threskiornis melanocephalus, swamp francolin Francolinus gularis, white-collared kingfisher Halcyon chloris, black-capped kingfisher H. pileata and brown-winged kingfisher Pelargopsis amauroptera.

    Sundarbans National Park, India

  • (Threskiornis solitarius), hoopoe starlings (Fregilupus varius), flying foxes (Pteropus niger), a flightless wood-rail

    American Scientist Online

  • "We observed African sacred ibis, Threskiornis aethiopicus, and African darter, Anhinga rufa, making the Mesopotamian Marshes one of the only known sites in the Middle East for these birds," said Salim.

    ENS

  • These include common waterbirds such as bitterns (cinnamon bittern [Ixobrychus cinnamomeus]), herons and egrets (Indian pond-heron [Ardeola grayii], Pacific reef-egret [Egretta sacra]), storks (woolly-necked stork [Ciconia episcopus]), ibis (black-headed ibis [Threskiornis melanocephalus]), ducks (spot-billed duck [Anas poecilorhyncha]), jacanas (pheasant-tailed jacana [Hydrophasianus chirurgus]), pratinoles (oriental pratincole [Glareola maldivarum]), and terns (black-bellied tern [Sterna acuticauda]).

    Irrawaddy freshwater swamp forests

  • Other rare bird species that breed here are white stork (Ciconia ciconia), black stork (C. nigra), Oriental white ibis (Threskiornis aethiopicus melanocephalus), Mandarin duck (Aix galericulata), and white spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia).

    Nenjiang River grassland

  • The reed beds are important sites for waterfowl, and the habitats provide feeding grounds for the eastern sarus crane (Grus antigone), the near-endemic giant ibis (Pseudibis gigantea), white-shouldered ibis (P. davisoni), glossy ibis (Plegadis falcinellus), black-headed ibis (Threskiornis melanocephalus), Asian openbill (Anastomus oscitans), and possibly the lesser adjutant (Leptoptilos javanicus) (Table 1).

    Tonle Sap-Mekong peat swamp forests

  • "We observed African Sacred Ibis Threskiornis aethiopicus and African Darter Anhinga rufa making the Mesopotamian Marshes one of the only known sites in the Middle East for these birds.

    YubaNet.com

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