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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Pelecaniformes
Subfamily  Threskiornithinae
Higher classification  Ibis
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Threskiornithidae
Scientific name  Threskiornis
Rank  Genus
Threskiornis wwwtaenoscomimgITISThreskiornismoluccapygma
Lower classifications  African sacred ibis, Australian white ibis, Black‑headed ibis, Straw‑necked ibis, Réunion ibis

Australian white ibis bird threskiornis moluccus

Threskiornis is a genus of ibises, wading birds of the family Threskiornithidae. They occur in the warmer parts of the Old World in southern Asia, Australasia and Sub-Saharan Africa. They are colonial breeders, which build a stick nest in a tree or bush and lay two to four eggs. They occur in marshy wetlands and feed on various fish, frogs, crustaceans and insects.


Flock of ibis birds threskiornis moluccus australian white ibis birds flying in formation


Adult Threskiornis ibises are typically 75 cm long and have white body plumage. The bald head, neck and legs are black. The bill is thick and curved. Sexes are similar, but juveniles have whiter necks duller plumage. The straw-necked ibis differs from the other species in having dark upperparts, and is some times placed in the separate genus Carphibis (Jameson, 1835) as Carphibis spinicollis.


  • African sacred ibis, T. aethiopicus
  • Malagasy sacred ibis, T. bernieri
  • Black-headed ibis, T. melanocephalus
  • Australian white ibis, T. moluccus
  • Solomons white ibis, T. m. pygmaeus
  • Straw-necked ibis, T. spinicollis
  • Reunion ibis T. solitarius (extinct)
  • References

    Threskiornis Wikipedia

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