General Description

Body white with a black head. Bill black, narrow and curved downward at the tip. Body up to 70 cm long.

Biology

Australian White Ibis form large, often mixed-species colonies and can breed year-round where resources are abundant. They mainly feed on aquatic invertebrates, insects, molluscs, fish and snakes in their natural habitat but also frequently scavenge in land-fill sites and human recreation areas.

Distribution

Eastern, northern and south-western mainland Australia.

Habitat

Freshwater wetlands, swamps and grasslands.

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