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The Black-headed ibis (Threskiornis melanocephalus) belongs to the family Threskiornithidae under the order Pelecaniformes.

Black-headed ibis taxonomy

The Threskiornithidae is the family of the ibises and the spoonbills.

The family Threskiornithidae was first introduced by Charles Wallace Richmond (December 31, 1868 – May 19, 1932), an American ornithologist, in the year 1917.

The family Threskiornithidae is comprised of two subfamilies, the Threskiornithinae and the Plataleinae. The subfamily Threskiornithinae was first described by Poche, in the year 1904.

The subfamily Threskiornithinae comprises 28 extant species in thirteen genera, including Threskiornis. The genus Threskiornis was first described by George Robert Gray FRS (8 July 1808 – 6 May 1872), an English zoologist, in the year 1842.

The genus Threskiornis comprises six species, viz., T. aethiopicus, T. bernieri, T. melanocephalus, T. moluccus and T. spinicollis.

The species Threskiornis melanocephalus is monotypic. It was first described by John Latham (27 June 1740 – 4 February 1837), an English physician, naturalist and author, in the year 1790.

Taxonomic classification
Binomial name:Threskiornis melanocephalus
Species:T. melanocephalus
Black-headed ibis - Threskiornis melanocephalus
1.Black-headed ibis - Threskiornis melanocephalus
Image by J.M.Garg

Black-headed ibis - Threskiornis melanocephalus
2.Black-headed ibis - Threskiornis melanocephalus
Image by Koshy Koshy

Threskiornis melanocephalus
3.Black-headed ibis - Threskiornis melanocephalus
Image by Wildmishra

Threskiornis melanocephalus
4.Black-headed ibis - Threskiornis melanocephalus
Image by K Hari Krishnan

Threskiornis melanocephalus
5.Black-headed ibis - Threskiornis melanocephalus
Image by Savi.odl

Threskiornis melanocephalus
6.Black-headed ibis - Threskiornis melanocephalus
Image by Tsrawal

Threskiornis melanocephalus
7.Black-headed ibis - Threskiornis melanocephalus
Image by K Puttaraju

Threskiornis melanocephalus
8.Black-headed ibis - Threskiornis melanocephalus
Image by Karan Matalia

Threskiornis melanocephalus
9.Black-headed ibis - Threskiornis melanocephalus
Image by Anupom sarmah
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Author: J.M.Garg | License: CC BY 3.0 as on 7/22/18
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Author: Koshy Koshy | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 7/22/18
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