Thursday, March 18, 2010
ABC Wednesday: I for Ibis
ABC Wednesday is hosted by Mrs. Denise Nesbitt
I was very interested in the ibises in the Gold Coast. They were seen in flocks and my interest in them did not wane despite being told that they are now a pest, and commonly known as "Rubbish" birds. They even take food out of babies. This is mainly man's fault when they feed them. In many places, they have signs," Do not feed the ibises."
They can also be found in residential areas. These two were found in my brother's backyard.
The Australian White Ibis (Threskiornis molucca) is a wading bird of the ibis family Threskiornithidae, also known as the "Sheep bird". It is widespread across much of Australia. It has a predominantly white plumage with a bare, black head, long downcurved bill and black legs.
Historically rare in urban areas, the Australian White Ibis has immigrated to urban areas of the east coast.