Ibis with elongated toenail

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Subject: Ibis with elongated toenail
From: "Dickson" <>
Date: Mon, 26 Dec 2005 10:52:19 +1000
I was watching an Australian White Ibis feeding on the footpath across the road this morning and I noticed a feature I thought was rather unusual. It appeared that the toenail on the middle of it's three forward facing toes was grossly elongated and curved upwards. Here are some photos:
Not something I've seen in wild birds before.
Tim Dickson
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