|Australian Ibis Threskiornis moluccus
The Australian Ibis is distributed in most of Australia except the centre and centre-south. It is also in New Guinea and some nearby islands. It is found in a variety of wet habitats both inland and coastal including freshwater marshes, brackish wetlands and tidal mudflats as well as pastures, gardens and rubbish tips.
|It is white with a featherless black head and long, downturned black bill. The wings have black tips and there is
some bare red skin on the underwings. Their size can be judged in comparison to a Silver Gull Larus novaehollandiae in photo 2. Immatures have
black feathers on the head and neck as can be seen on photos 2 and 4.
Photo 5 shows an Australian White Ibis with Magpie Geese.
|Photo 6 is a bird in breeding plumage showing the stripes on the back of the neck. Photo 7 shows an immature with
feathering up to the head.
They feed on fish, shellfish, frogs, worms, insects and carrion.
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