Threskiornis spinicollis

Threskiornis spinicollis

Threskiornis spinicollis

(Straw-necked Ibis)

FAMILY

Plataleidae

Species

Threskiornis spinicollis

Common name

Straw-necked Ibis

Main colour

Black

Distinctive feature

Black body, white belly, long curved beak, size 65-70 cm

Campus

Cairns, Townsville

Description

A large bird with a black body and white underbelly, breast plumes tend to be yellowish, head and neck are bare. Usually in flocks in mown areas searching for grubs and other creatures of the soil, bill long and curved. Legs and feet black, eyes black, bill black.