Category Archives: Seagull
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.
Common name: Australian White Ibis
Scientific name: Threskiornis molucca
Approximate length: 70 cm
Date spotted: 4 December 2014
Location: Pyrmont, in Sydney, Australia
Latitude/longitude: 33°51’56.4″S 151°11’46.6″E
Silver Gulls are the most common type of seagulls you’ll find in Manly.
Common name: Silver Gull
Scientific name: Larus novaehollandiae (also called Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae)
Approximate length: 40 cm
Date spotted: 26 December 2013
Location: Manly Beach, New South Wales, Australia
The next photo shows a youngster, as indicated by the dappled brown plumage on the wings. The birds often make themselves a shallow pit in the sand to sleep in, as this one has done.
Skimming the wave tops: