The Black Ibis, also known as Red-naped Ibis or the Indian Black Ibis is not much dependent on water and is often found in dry fields in loose groups. It is found more often in dry cultivation lands though it sometimes visits the marshes or the wetlands to hunt for frogs. The Black ibis is wide spread in Indian subcontinent, occurring almost throughout India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, and China. The bird is popularly known as “farmer’s friend” as it feeds on large number of insects which are injurious to crops.
Status in Gujarat