Ibis raiding the trash

Australian White Ibises are a common sight in the city, raiding the trash or swooping between the buildings. Their natural habitat is near water, nesting in colonies on trees and bushes on the water’s edge.

This video shows an ibis in Pyrmont, Sydney, guarding its booty from other raiders: screaming, strutting Silver Gulls and a curious but cautious Common Myna.

Here’s a close-up of the ibis.

Ibis raiding the trash

Common name: Australian White Ibis

Scientific name: Threskiornis molucca

Approximate length: 70 cm

Date spotted: 4 December 2014

Season: Summer

Location: Pyrmont, in Sydney, Australia

Latitude/longitude: 33°51’56.4″S 151°11’46.6″E

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About Sarah Maddox

Technical writer, author and blogger in Sydney

Posted on 2014/12/06, in Birds, Ibis, Myna, Seagull and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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