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  • Straw-necked Ibis

  • Threskiornis spinicollis
  • The Straw-necked Ibis is a large waterbird with a naked black head, long downcurved black bill and yellow throat plumes. It has a glossy blue-black back, with metallic purple, green and bronze sheen, a white nape and sides of neck and white underparts. Its preference for grassland insects such as grasshoppers and locusts have earnt it the name of Farmer’s Friend.

  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=291
  • Song link
  • « Back to Catalog
  • Straw-necked Ibis

  • The Straw-necked Ibis is a large waterbird with a naked black head, long downcurved black bill and yellow throat plumes. It has a glossy blue-black back, with metallic purple, green and bronze sheen, a white nape and sides of neck and white underparts. Its preference for grassland insects such as grasshoppers and locusts have earnt it the name of Farmer’s Friend.

  • Formerly or also known as
  • Scientific name
  • Threskiornis spinicollis
  • Former scientific name
    RAOU number
  • 180
  • Size
  • 60-70cm
  • Period in district
  • Song group
  • Song link
  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=291
  • Description link
  • http://birdlife.org.au/bird-profile/straw-necked-ibis