Researchers recently highlighted that ground-nesting birds, including the ibisbill, can be impacted by changing climatic patterns in the Indian Himalayas.
- Ibisbill is a bird which belongs to the family Ibidorhynchidae. It is the only species in this family.
- It is a charismatic and uncommon wader seen in the Himalayas and foothills of India.
- Scientific Name: bidorhyncha struthersii
- They are common in Central Asia and the Himalayas.
- They are found in India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar and China.
- It lives at high altitudes near rivers.
- They exhibit altitudinal migration, breeding in the higher reaches of the mountains and descending to lower elevations during winters.
- It is a medium-sized wader, measuring 38 to 42 cm in length and weighing 270 to 320 grams.
- It has a long, downward curved and sharply-pointed pink bill; a grey body; a white belly with a black band on its chest; and a black face.
- The sexes are similar, which makes this species monomorphic as well.
- They are good swimmers.
- Conservation Status: IUCN: Least Concern