Royal Spoonbill
Murray Mallee Region
Australian White Ibis
Underwing patch
Australian White Ibis (Threskiornis molucca)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)
Order: Storks (Ciconiiformes)
Family: Ibis & Spoonbill (Threskiornithidae)
Species: Australian White Ibis (Threskiornis molucca)
This Photo:     In Flight

General Species Information:
Found in the Murray Mallee & Adelaide Hills, and elsewhere
A large white bird with featherless head, which is black. Under the wing is a bare skin patch that goes bright red in breeding season. Here we show the non-breeding colour.

Copyright © 2016- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 18-May-2016
This species is classed as VU (Vulnerable) in the Murray Mallee, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)