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Ibidorhynchidae - ibisbill

IbisbillThe ibisbill is the only species in this family. It is found in south central Asia in Afghanistan, Bhutan, China, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, the Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. It lives at high altitudes near rivers.

The ibisbill has a long, downward curved and sharply-pointed pink bill; a gray body; a white belly with a black band on its chest; and a black face.

The ibisbill uses its long bill to probe under rocks for small fish and invertebrates.

Except during the breeding season, the ibisbill is a solitary bird. The ibisbill nests in a scrape that is made on a riverbank. The female lays 3-4 eggs and both the male and the female share incubation duties.

World Status Key
Least ConcernLeast Concern Near ThreatenedNear Threatened VulnerableVulnerable EndangeredEndangered Critically EndangeredCritically Endangered extinct in the wildExtinct in Wild extinctExtinct
Status taken from ICUN Redlist. If no status is listed, there is not enough data to establish status, or there is no status data for the species.

US Status Key
Threatened in US Threatened in US Threatened in New Hampshire Threatened in NH Endangered in US Endangered in US Endangered in NH Endangered in NH Introduced Introduced
Status taken from US Fish and Wildlife and NH Fish and Game

New Hampshire Species


 North/Central American Species

None   None

Species Around the World

Location Key
Africa Africa Asia Asia Australia Australia/Oceania Europe Europe North America North/Central America South America South America New Hampshire Species NH Species
Ibisbill - Ibidorhyncha struthersii Least Concern Asia

Additional Information

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Ibisbill - Ibidorhyncha struthersii Photos Video Audio Least Concern Asia
The ibisbill is found near stony rivers.
Source: Internet Bird Collection Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School