22 April 2013

Australian White Ibis

Seen in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney last month.  My birding reference, Birds of Australia, states voice as 'harsh croaks'

 just landed






According to recent newsletter from Birding N.S.W.,  "Ibis' have been tagged for the sake of research. to improve our understanding of the Australian white ibis population in urban Sydney.  We are monitoring site-fidelity, foraging movements and habitat preferences.  We are also interested to know where birds move throughout Australia.


..if you see a wing-tagged or colour-banded ibis, please email your observation to:

ibis.sightings@austmus.gov.au

15 comments:

Digi-Irma said...

Great photos of the White Ibis.
Good sharp and lots of details, well done Carole.
Regards, Irma

Stewart M said...

Hi there - some people seem to get up set that the birds have tags, saying its not natural. They normally say this at the same time as they are giving the bird a sandwich!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

well, #72 you are beautiful! what gorgeous views. ( :

Deanna said...

Beautiful captures of such an interesting bird. It will be interesting to learn more about this bird thru the research.

TexWisGirl said...

i like your white ibis with dark head!

einfachtilda said...

Fantastische Fotos!!

LG Mathilda ♥

Linda said...

Hi Carole, these are glorious photos of the white ibis!

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

A really beautiful bird Carole.
And great photographs again.
Costas

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful White Ibis, for standing there, untroubled. Cheers Carole.

Montanagirl said...

Such a beautiful bird! Love the black and white combo. We saw about a hundred Swans at a local wetlands today. Too far for quality pics though.

Jeanne said...

This bird is just gorgeous! What a joy seeing this in the botanical gardens! Great shots carole!

Brian King said...

That's an awesome looking bird! Love the dark/light contrast!

ladyfi said...

Fabulous photos of this amazing bird.

Judy said...

Those are big birds!!! At least you can see the numbers on those tags easily!! More easily than the bands on their legs!!

Jan Castle said...

May have a harsh croak, but certainly is a lovely bird!!!