Saturday, 18 February 2017


The Australian white ibis (Threskiornis moluccus) is a wading bird of the ibis family, Threskiornithidae. It is widespread across much of Australia. It has a predominantly white plumage with a bare, black head, long downcurved bill and black legs. Its sister species is the sacred ibis. Historically rare in urban areas, the Australian white ibis has immigrated to urban areas of the east coast in increasing numbers since the late 1970s.

It is now commonly seen in Wollongong, Sydney, Melbourne, the Gold Coast, Brisbane and Townsville. In recent years the bird has also become increasing common in Perth, Western Australia and surrounding towns in south-western Australia. Populations have disappeared from natural breeding areas such as the Macquarie Marshes in north-western New South Wales. Management plans have been introduced to control problematic urban populations in Sydney.

This post is part of the Weekend Green meme,
and also part of the Saturday Critters meme,
and also part of the Camera Critters meme.


  1. Pretty bird, for me unknown. So many animals and birds are citydweller now...
    Was the linky not working for you? Have just added it.
    Thanks for joining.

  2. Beautiful!
    Have a wonderful week-end!

  3. yes indeed many here beautiful backdrop

  4. How beautiful! We have a quite a few Ibis here in Florida but none like this! Nice photos!

  5. Hello, your White Ibis is a cool bird. It looks more like a stork. That bill is neat. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

  6. Lovely photo of a not-so-lovely bird! His colors are amazing.

  7. Oh so there is a white ibis, love the combination of black and white. In my 2x visit to Oz i only have seen the black or is it grey?

  8. Nice. A rarity down here in Tasmania.


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