Strangely plumed Ibis

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Subject: Strangely plumed Ibis
From: "Del Richards" <>
Date: Fri, 15 Oct 2004 21:52:24 +1000
Hello All, I didn't check the photo of the Straw-necked Ibis taken near
Cairns by Mat Gilfedder, however judging by his written description it would
be an immature. Around Port Douglas where reasonable numbers move through
the town area, two or three such individuals as such are encountered most
years. Because of  their unusual appearence I have also given them a long
hard look. They apparently lose these head and neck feathers at  first
moult.This may be a regional characteristic.        Del. Richards, Fine

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