Straw-necked Ibis

Threskiornis spinicollis

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The straw-necked ibis has distinctive straw-like feathers on its neck and breast area, hence where it gets its name from. This species also has a downward curving beak which serves as a tool in foraging by allowing the ibis to probe around in soft mud and under plants/roots.

This species can be found in very large flocks of up to tens or even hundreds of thousands of birds. Being highly social in nature, straw-necked ibis’ can often be seen nesting with different species.

DIET 

Terrestrial insects, mainly grasshoppers and locusts 
 
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