Sunday, October 18, 2009

Straw-Necked Ibis

Among the species of bird that coped really well out of the European colonisation of Australia are ibises. These birds love to take advantage of plowed land and wet paddocks. Sometimes you can even find them in vacant blocks of land in the outer suburbs of Melbourne. There are three Australian species, of which one is the Straw-Necked Ibis (Threskiornis spinicollis). This flock was in a paddock near Yarragon.

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