Australian White Ibis

To: "'Philip Veerman'" <>, "'Lindsay Hansch'" <>, "'COG-L'" <>
Subject: Australian White Ibis
From: "David" <>
Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2014 10:44:22 +1100

Do White ibis and Straw-necked ibis ever hybridise?  A summer holiday thought.


David R


From: Philip Veerman [
Sent: Monday, 29 December 2014 10:21 AM
To: 'Lindsay Hansch'; 'COG-L'
Subject: RE: [canberrabirds] Australian White Ibis


I can't tell from the photo if it is a young bird (excess black on wings and back is not a sign of being a young bird) but assuming the black is real, it is either exceptionally dirty, has been tampered with by someone or had a fight with a black paint tin or oil (they do get into garbage) or has an abnormality of an excess of melanin.



-----Original Message-----
From: Lindsay Hansch
Sent: Monday, 29 December 2014 9:54 AM
Subject: [canberrabirds] Australian White Ibis

I took this photo at Lake Jerrabomberra this morning.  I have never seen a juvenile White Ibis so not sure if this is one or a mismarked bird.  


Any thoughts?


Lindsay Hansch

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