Threskiornis molucca

Threskiornis molucca

Threskiornis molucca

(Australian White Ibis)

FAMILY

Plataleidae

Species

Threskiornis molucca

Common name

Australian White Ibis

Main colour

White

Distinctive feature

White body with black head and tail plume

Campus

Cairns, Townsville

Description

A large bird often seen in large flocks parading across mown areas hunting for grubs and other creatures of the soil with its long curved beak. The bill and the naked skin on the head and upper neck are black, body white, wings tipped with black and there are black plumes on the tail. Legs and feet reddish-brown, eyes black, bill black.

Additional Photos

Ibis feeding