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IBIS (EYE-biss)

Any of various stork-like wading birds having a long, slender, down-curved bills

Common clues: Wading bird; Nile bird; Heron relative; Head of the Egyptian god Thoth; It was sacred to Tut; Sacred bird; Bird seen in hieroglyphics

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Frequency in English language: 49993 / 86800

News: Ibis revel in the wet season

Video: White ibis takes flight

Ibises are a group of long-legged wading birds in the family Threskiornithidae. They all have long down curved bills, and usually feed as a group, probing mud for food items, usually crustaceans. Most species nest in trees, often with spoonbills or herons.

According to folklore, the ibis is the last form of wildlife to take shelter prior to a hurricane and the first to reappear after the storm passes. The ibis was also an object of religious veneration in ancient Egypt, particularly associated with the god, Thoth.

The ibis family is one of the families in the order Ciconiiformes, which also includes other wading bird families.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Ibis".

IBIS (236) 45 Tu+ >1 05 Wading bird RAIL

10 Tu+ >1 09 Nile bird

10 We+ >1 00 Nile wader

8 We >1 04 Heron relative

8 We- >1 08 Sacred bird of Egypt

7 Tu >1 08 Sacred bird of ancient Egypt

6 We+ >1 08 Long-billed wader

5 We+ CSy 08 Bird sacred to ancient Egyptians

5 We- >1 02 Long-legged wader

5 Tu+ >1 01 Storklike wader

4 Mo+ >1 92 Egyptian bird

4 Th+ >1 08 Sacred bird of old Egypt

4 >1 98 Sacred bird of the Nile

4 >1 06 Storklike bird

3 Th Rea 01 Shore bird ERNE GULL RAIL SORA TERN

3 We >1 06 Bird sacred to Tut

3 Fr >1 09 Head of the Egyptian god Thoth

3 Tu+ >1 00 Heron's relative

3 We- >1 09 Leggy wader

3 Mo+ >1 08 Sacred Egyptian bird

3 Th+ >1 06 Sacred bird

3 Th WaP 04 Stork kin

3 We+ >1 00 Stork relative

3 We+ >1 98 Tropical wading bird

2 Fr- >1 02 Big-billed bird