White Ibis studies in Sydney Region

To: peter crow <>
Subject: White Ibis studies in Sydney Region
From: Penny Brockman <>
Date: Sun, 13 Jan 2008 14:13:06 +1100
The main source of food, as far as I know, is uncovered municipal tips. If these were made inaccessible to Ibis, even a few people feeding them would not be enough to support the large population that in Sydney relies on the Tempe Tip, or did when I lived there.
Ibis are a pest because people fed them.

People are the cause of the problem. Usually stupid people.

The solution of destroying eggs is not a solution at all. It is not treating the cause but simply attempting to lessen the result of the problem.

The problem is People feeding the birds.

If there is no food for the Ibis to scavange from people the ibis will be no problem.

Some, in fact much of the feeding is intentional. Watch the picnicers throwing food to the birds.

So is unintentional but equally stupid where people leave food at overflowing bins or even on the ground beside bins.

The killing of native species without a permit is illegal.


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