Black-Headed Ibis : Conservation Status
The campus of Mangalore University is home to three species that are listed as near-threatened on the red list of the International Union for Conservation of Nature, according to a nine-year study on the avifaunal variety of the area (IUCN).
- Black-Headed Ibis is a large wader bird with a white body and bare black head and neck. Males and females look similar and both have greyish tail feathers.
- These are called wader birds due to their adaptability to a wide variety of aquatic environments.
- They are found primarily around wetlands including agricultural fields and occasionally around coastal areas.
- It is found in South- and Southeast Asia from India to the west and as far east as Japan.
- Conservation status
- IUCN Red List: Near Threatened
- The Wildlife Protection Act 1972:Schedule-IV