Red-naped Ibis

Conservation status

Least Concern

Population Trend


Alternate Names

Indian Black Ibis, Black Ibis

Native Habitat



Insects, Grains


Red-naped Ibis

Pseudibis papillosa

The Black Ibis is a species of ibis found in parts of South Asia. It has a curlew-like long down-curved bill, a black head with a patch of crimson, and a white patch near the shoulder. This largish black bird is found at lakes, in marshes, in riverbeds and on irrigated farmland. It is not as aquatic as many other species of ibis. It is gregarious and generally forages on margins of wetlands in small numbers. It is a common breeding resident in India. It nests in trees and breeds from March to October in North India.

Regional Names
  • Assamese:
    ক'লা আকুহী বগ
  • Gujarati:
    કાળી કાંકણસાર
  • Hindi:
    करांकुल, काला बाझ
  • Kannada:
    ಕರಿ ಕೆಂಬರಲು
  • Malayalam:
    ചെന്തലയൻ അരിവാൾകൊക്കൻ
  • Marathi:
    काळा शराटी, काळा कंकर
  • Nepali:
    कर्रा साँवरी
  • Punjabi:
    ਕਾਲਾ ਬੁੱਜ
  • Sanskrit:
    कृष्ण आटि, रक्तशीर्ष आटि
  • Tamil:
    கருந்தலை அரிவாள் மூக்கன்
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Pseudibis papillosa