Order Charadriiformes

Family Ibidorhynchidae

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Traditionally linked with Recurvirostridae and Haematopodidae, and has sometimes even been included within the former, typically in its own subfamily. Genetic data support these relationships, with latter as sister-group#R.

  • Distinctive medium-sized wader, strongly built but elegant, with contrasting plumage, decurved bill and long legs.
  • Mountain systems of Central Asia.
  • Shingle-bed rivers.
  • 39-41 cm.
  • 1 genus, 1 species, 1 taxon.
  • 0 species threatened;
    none extinct since 1600.

Recommended citation

Knystautas, A.J. & Bonan, A. (2019). Ibisbill (Ibidorhynchidae). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/52239 on 8 December 2019).