Australian White Ibis
Underwing patch
Murray Mallee Region
Australian White Ibis
Australian White Ibis (Threskiornis moluccus ssp moluccus)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)
Order: Storks (Ciconiiformes)
Family: Ibis & Spoonbill (Threskiornithidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Australian White Ibis (Threskiornis moluccus ssp moluccus)
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Synonyms: Threskiornis molucca or Threskiornis molucca ssp 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 © 2011-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 26-Oct-2011
This species is classed as VU (Vulnerable) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)