Red-naped Ibis


Hindi Name: Karankul

How does the bird appear…

Red naped ibis is a large black bird. Legs are long and bill is curved. The tail and wing feathers are black with blue-green gloss ,the neck and body are brown and without gloss. There is white patch on shoulder. Head is bare with crimson patch on head.

Habitat: Where to find this bird?

Red naped ibis is found at lakes, marshes, riverbeds on irrigated farmlands and on margins of wetlands. You can also find the bird near near garbage dumps.


It is an omnivorous bird. It usually forages in flocks. It probes soft ground so as to feed. It feeds on carrion, insects, frogs, small vertebrates and on grain.

Breeding & Nesting

Breeding season is from March to October. It usually nests individually. The nest is large stick platform, it may reuse old nests. Pair copulate on trees and never on the ground. Eggs are incubated by both male and female. Eggs hatch after around 33 days.

Interesting Facts

It is not as aquatic as many other species of ibis.


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