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Straw Necked Ibis

Threskiornis spinicollis


Straw-necked ibises are large birds, around 60–75 cm (23.5–29.5 in) long. They have dark wings that show an iridescent, multicoloured sheen in sunlight, and have a dark back and collar. Most of the neck is white, as are the underparts and undertail. They have a long, black, downcurved bill, and their legs are usually red near the top and dark grey toward the feet. Straw-like feathers on the neck of adults give the bird its common name.


Saw about six of them searching for food with a couple of the more common white Ibis in a sporting Field at St Clair in NSW.

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Sydney, NSW, Australia

Spotted on Jul 5, 2018
Submitted on Jul 5, 2018

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