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

Thank you Reiner Richter & Tim (twan3253) for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found in the Murray Mallee SA, Adelaide Hills and possibly 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 © 2016-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 18-May-2016
This species is classed as VU (Vulnerable) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)