White Ibis (Threskiornis Aethiopica)
White Ibis is a large marsh bird with
naked black head and neck, and long, stout, black, down curved curlew
like bill. The bird is found throughout Indian Subcontinent and
Myanmar. it can be seen in large numbers near marshy lands. Both the
sexes are alike. It scans the muddy water walking actively with its
mandibles partly open like forceps. In shallow waters it feeds like
flamingos with the head submerged in water. Between June to August,
the bird lays 2-4 eggs, which are bluish or greenish white in colour.
Bird With Ample Guts
In Ranthambore, wildlife photographer Amit saw a rather unusual
behavior of White Ibis. While observing and trying to get a shot of a
crocodile, he saw the Ibis coming very close to the basking crocodile.
Very cautiously, the bird came closer to the reptile, then turned
back, after completing a complete circle suddenly it took out a piece
of meat from the mouth of the basking croc and ran away.
Unfortunately, Amit could not take that shot because of the bad angle.
This shot was taken when the croc decided to return back into the