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Australian White Ibis

Threskiornis molucca


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, the Gold Coast, Brisbane and Townsville. Debate continues on whether to consider it a pest or vulnerable species. Populations have disappeared from natural breeding areas such as the Macquarie Marshes in northwestern New South Wales. Despite this, the species has been culled in parts of Sydney due to their smell and at times obtrusive nature. Its sister species is the Sacred Ibis.

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Atul 12 years ago

nice pic
these ibises are similar to the oriental white ibis we have in India

alicelongmartin 12 years ago

Excellent information.

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4215, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Aug 31, 2011
Submitted on Aug 31, 2011

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