Ibidorhynchidae - ibisbill
The 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
Threatened in US Threatened in NH Endangered in US Endangered in NH Introduced
Status taken from US Fish and Wildlife and NH Fish and Game
Ibisbill - Ibidorhyncha struthersii