Straw-necked Ibis

Threskiornis spinicollis

One of two Ibis species commonly seen at the Lake when there is sufficient water. With its long curved bill it probes the mud for food. It can also be seen foraging for insects in the adjoining grassland. Ibis are usually found in small groups, although some birds are solitary feeders. This beautiful bird is endemic to Australia.

  • Length: 60-70cm
  • Clutch Size: 2-5

Drawings kindly provided by Pam. Photography and text by David Free. Audio clips provided by David Secomb.