Body uniform dark purple-brown to red-brown, wings have a green sheen. Bill long and curves downward. Young birds have narrow white streaks on their head and neck. Body up to 54 cm long.
These birds migrate from the north to Victoria for the summer. They arrive in September and depart in April. They are the smallest ibis species in Australia.
Freshwater wetlands and swamps.
Australia, excluding Tasmania.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Near Threatened
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Least Concern