Threskiornis – Sacred ibises

The ibises are beautiful birds found in warmer regions near water bodies

The wading birds in this genus live in wetlands, swamps, floodplains, lagoons, and open grasslands. The large flocks usually roost in trees present near water and mangroves. Ibises make a V-formation with an outstretched neck in a flying position.

Most species wear white coats except for the Straw-necked Ibis, which prefer black clothing. The featherless head, neck, and legs are mostly black. The bills in all species are thick and curved downwards. The male and female ibises in this genus share the same looks. Rainy season provides ample food; therefore, like many other birds, they also prefer this time of the year for breeding.