PORT PHILLIP BAY


Australian White Ibis 

Threskiornis molucca

View scientific description and taxonomy

Scientific Details

See below for information.

Taxonomy

Phylum:
Chordata
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Class:
Aves
Order:
Ciconiiformes
Family:
Threskiornithidae
Genus:
Threskiornis
Species:
molucca

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 are often seen feeding in paddocks on beetles and grubs.

Habitat

Freshwater wetlands, swamps and grasslands.

Coastal shores

Distribution guide

Australia.

Species Group

Birds Ibises and spoonbills

Max Size

70 cm

Diet

Carnivore

Commercial Species

Yes

Global Dispersal

Native to Australia

Conservation Status

  • DSE Advisory List : Not listed
  • EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
  • IUCN Red List : Least Concern

Author

article author Longmore, N. W.

Wayne Longmore is a Senior Collection manager of terrestrial vertebrates at Museum Victoria.

Author

article author O'Brien, R.

Rory O'Brien is a Collection Manager of terrestrial vertebrates at Museum Victoria.

citation

Cite this page as:
Longmore, N. W. & O'Brien, R., 2011, Australian White Ibis, Threskiornis molucca, in Taxonomic Toolkit for marine life of Port Phillip Bay, Museum Victoria, accessed 29 May 2017, http://portphillipmarinelife.net.au:8098/species/7866

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