Straw-necked Ibis

Threskiornis spinicollis

These highly mobile birds with long, down-curved bills and featherless heads, do not often come into gardens but do appear, sometimes in large flocks mixed with Australian White Ibis, on Canberra playing fields. They are also seen flying high in large flocks over the region.

Straw-necked Ibis numbers build up from March to a peak in April and May, often in groups with more than 100 birds. There are very low numbers from July to February. Greatest numbers recorded were in 1995. R=59.