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  • Australian White Ibis

  • Threskiornis molucca
  • The Australian White Ibis is identified by its almost entirely white body plumage and black head and neck. The head is featherless and its black bill is long and down-curved. During the breeding season the small patch of skin on the under-surface of the wing changes from dull pink to dark scarlet. Adult birds have a tuft of cream plumes on the base of the neck. In flight, flocks of Australian White Ibis form distinctive V-shaped flight patterns.

  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=289
  • Song link
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  • Australian White Ibis

  • The Australian White Ibis is identified by its almost entirely white body plumage and black head and neck. The head is featherless and its black bill is long and down-curved. During the breeding season the small patch of skin on the under-surface of the wing changes from dull pink to dark scarlet. Adult birds have a tuft of cream plumes on the base of the neck. In flight, flocks of Australian White Ibis form distinctive V-shaped flight patterns.

  • Formerly or also known as
  • Sacred Ibis
  • Scientific name
  • Threskiornis molucca
  • Former scientific name
    RAOU number
  • 179
  • Size
  • 65-75cm
  • Period in district
  • Song group
  • Song link
  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=289
  • Description link
  • http://birdlife.org.au/bird-profile/australian-white-ibis