Ibis

Ibis

Taxobox
name = Ibis



image_width = 200px
image_caption = Straw-necked Ibis
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Chordata
classis = Aves
ordo = Ciconiiformes
familia = Threskiornithidae
subfamilia = Threskiornithinae
subfamilia_authority = Poche, 1904
subdivision_ranks = Genera
subdivision =
*"Threskiornis"
*"Pseudibis"
*"Thaumatibis"
*"Geronticus"
*"Nipponia"
*"Bostrychia"
*"Theristicus"
*"Cercibis"
*"Mesembrinibis"
*"Phimosus"
*"Eudocimus"
*"Plegadis"
*"Lophotibis"

The ibises (pronounced /ˈaɪbɪsɪz/) are a group of long-legged wading birds in the family Threskiornithidae. They all have long down curved bills, and usually feed as a group, probing mud for food items, usually crustaceans. Most species nest in trees, often with spoonbills or herons.

The word "ibis" comes from Greek, originally borrowed from Ancient Egyptian "hîb".

Folklore

The Sacred Ibis was an object of religious veneration in ancient Egypt, particularly associated with the god, Thoth. At the town of Hermopolis, ibises were reared specifically for sacrificial purposes and in the Serapeum at Saqqara, archaeologists found the mummies of one and a half million ibises and hundreds of thousands of falcons. [Fleming, Furgus; Alan Lothian; Duncan Baird Publishers. "The Way to Eternity: Egyptian Myth". Amsterdam: Time-Life Books. 1997. pp. 66-67]

pecies in taxonomic order

*Genus "Threskiornis"
** Sacred Ibis, "Threskiornis aethiopicus"
** Madagascar Sacred Ibis, "Threskiornis bernieri"
** Réunion Sacred Ibis, "Threskiornis solitarius" extinct
** Black-headed Ibis, "Threskiornis melanocephalus"
** Australian White Ibis, "Threskiornis molucca"
** Straw-necked Ibis, "Threskiornis spinicollis"
*Genus "Pseudibis"
** Indian Black Ibis, "Pseudibis papillosa"
** White-shouldered Ibis, "Pseudibis davisoni"
*Genus "Thaumatibis"
** Giant Ibis, "Thaumatibis gigantea"
*Genus "Geronticus"
** Northern Bald Ibis, "Geronticus eremita"
** Southern Bald Ibis, "Geronticus calvus"
*Genus "Nipponia"
** Japanese Crested Ibis, "Nipponia nippon "
*Genus "Bostrychia"
** Olive Ibis, "Bostrychia olivacea"
** Dwarf Olive Ibis, "Bostrychia bocagei"
** Spot-breasted Ibis, "Bostrychia rara"
** Hadada Ibis, "Bostrychia hagedash"
** Wattled Ibis, "Bostrychia carunculata"
*Genus "Theristicus"
** Plumbeous Ibis, "Theristicus caerulescens"
** Buff-necked Ibis, "Theristicus caudatus"
** Black-faced Ibis, "Theristicus melanopis"
*Genus "Cercibis"
** Sharp-tailed Ibis, "Cercibis oxycerca"
*Genus "Mesembrinibis"
** Green Ibis, "Mesembrinibis cayennensis"
*Genus "Phimosus"
** Whispering Ibis, "Phimosus infuscatus"
*Genus "Eudocimus"
** American White Ibis, "Eudocimus albus"
** Scarlet Ibis, "Eudocimus ruber"
*Genus "Plegadis"
** Glossy Ibis, "Plegadis falcinellus"
** White-faced Ibis, "Plegadis chihi"
** Puna Ibis, "Plegadis ridgwayi"
*Genus "Lophotibis"
** Madagascar Crested Ibis, "Lophotibis cristata"

Gallery

References

External links

* [http://ibc.hbw.com/ibc/phtml/familia.phtml?idFamilia=24 Ibis videos] - at Internet Bird Collection


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