Peregrine with Ibis in Giralang

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Subject: Peregrine with Ibis in Giralang
From: Philip Veerman <>
Date: Thu, 3 Mar 2022 02:47:30 +0000

Years ago I once saw a Peregrine Falcon stoop at a Straw-necked Ibis. I was a passenger in a car at the time and don’t know how it turned out. The photo looks like a young falcon, if so probably born about 5 months ago.




From: Canberrabirds [ On Behalf Of sandra henderson via Canberrabirds
Sent: Thursday, 3 March, 2022 1:42 PM
To: Duncan McCaskill; Canberra birds
Subject: Re: [Canberrabirds] Peregrine with Ibis in Giralang


when Jerry Olsen and others were analysing local peregrine diets from remains at nests many years ago, they found white ibis among the prey items (not nearly as common as smaller birds though).


sandra h


On Thu, 3 Mar 2022 at 12:49, Duncan McCaskill via Canberrabirds <> wrote:

This morning I woke to find a Peregrine Falcon in the process of killing and then eating a White Ibis on my driveway. I'm surprised, but perhaps I shouldn't be, that such a large bird would be taken by a Peregrine.

I presume that the Peregrine most likely took the Ibis in the air, but by the time I saw them, they were on the ground.





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