Breeding record of Black-headed Ibis Threskiornis melanocephalus (Aves: Threskiornithidae) at Mavoor wetland, Kozhikode District, Kerala, India

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C.T. Shifa


Black-headed Ibis Threskiornis melanocephalus is a nomadic and medium sized waterbird foraging in shallow water habitats and is listed under Near-Threatened category of IUCN. Though it has a widespread distribution within Kerala, little is known about their breeding sites and their ecology. In Kerala, only three nesting sites were reported so far. Present study found an additional nesting site in Mavoor wetland, which is the first record in Kozhikode district and fourth site for Kerala.

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