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Bird Straw-necked Ibis (Threskiornis spinicollis)

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Common Name: Straw-necked Ibis

Scientific name:Threskiornis spinicollis

Family: Threskiornithidae

Order: Ciconiiformes

Other Names: N/A

Distribution: found across mainland Australia.

Habitat: prefers wet and dry grasslands, pastures, croplands and swamp

Field Notes: a large waterbird with a naked black head, long downcurved black bill and yellow throat plumes. glossy blue-black back, with metallic purple, green and bronze sheen, a white nape and sides of neck and white underparts.

Photos by auscraft, 2011. My Yard, QLD

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Photo By auscraft Sept 2011
 
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