“Because I'm not as colorful like Crested Ibis-chan and Scarlet Ibis-chan, I'm rather bland am I... ...? I understand that. But there's time when I'm being praised that black and white are nice. I wonder if my name is Panda Ibis my bird life would change? But I like this name. I feel like it has this calm feeling that match with my personality”
—Black-Headed Ibis' introduction
Black-Headed Ibis is a type of Friend that first appeared in a collaborative event with the Niigata Anime and Manga Festival.
Black-Headed Ibis' hair is black in color. As an allusion to the bird's long beak, a lengthy bang stretches down from one side of her face all the way to her waist. At the back of her head, she sports a pair of pigtails. A set of small white wings protrudes from the top of her head, their color matching the feathers of her tail. Her eyes are colored dark brown.
Black-Headed Ibis wears a white coat with a pleated skirt and sleeve cuffs. Its fuzzy collar is held together by a black ribbon. Underneath her skirt, Black-Headed Ibis wears black leggings and shoes of matching color. She additionally dons a pair of black opera gloves.
In Real Life
The black-headed ibis is a species of bird that can be found in regions of southern Asia, including India, Bangladesh, Vietnam and southern China. It primarily resides in areas such as wetlands, marshes, rivers and lakes. Black-headed ibises typically feed in groups, both alongside coastlines and inland. Through probing and pecking, they take prey such as worms, fish and frogs.
This species tends to nest in colonies, after the monsoon's rainy season. Males court females through display flights and sparring. After mating, paired ibises usually build stick nests on trees nearby water, although they also nest on partially submerged shrubs. The male gathers sticks, whereas the female constructs the nest itself. She then lays 2-4 eggs, which are incubated over the next 23-25 days.
While there are few, if any, cases of predation on adults, young ibises often fall victim to house and jungle crows. Factors such as human disturbance, pollution, hunting and agricultural conversion have additionally contributed to a suspected decline of the overall ibis population. The species is, however, increasing in certain regions.
- BirdLife International. 2016. Threskiornis melanocephalus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T22697516A93618317. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22697516A93618317.en. Downloaded on 28 November 2017.
- Hancock, J. A., Kushlan, J.A. & Kahl, M.P. (1992). Storks, Ibises, and Spoonbills of the World. Academic Press. pp. 217-220. ISBN 978-0123227300