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Measuring around 70cm long, white plumage with black head, long downcurved bill and black legs.
Spotted at Russell square Perth, WA Australia, it is widespread across Australia. It occurs in marshy wetlands, often near open grasslands and has become common in Australian east-coast city parks and rubbish dumps.
Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Order: Pelecaniformes Family: Threskiornithidae Subfamily: Threskionithinae Genus: Threskiornis Species: T. molucca