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Australian White Ibis
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[Photo] Australian White Ibis (Threskiornis molucca). This ibis seem like the flavour of the month at the moment, and I have to admit, this one did look pretty impressive as he was preening. Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cyron/120153644 Date March 30, 2006. Author Cyron Ray Macey (http://blog.cyron.id.au/) from Brisbane, Australia.
The Australian White Ibis (Threskiornis molucca) is a wading bird of the ibis family Threskiornithidae, also known as the "Sheep bird". They are widespread in eastern and south western Australia.
This ibis occurs in marshy wetlands, often near open grasslands and has become common in city parks and rubbish dumps.
This ibis feeds on various fish, frogs and other water creatures, and also insects and garbage.
This species has a bald black head and neck and a long black downcurved beak. The body plumage is white with some black feathers near the tail. The legs are dark and red skin is visible on the underside of the wing. The head and neck are feathered in juveniles.
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