Glossy Ibis behaviour

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Subject: Glossy Ibis behaviour
From: "Gregory Little" <>
Date: Sun, 9 Aug 2009 17:49:22 +1000
Gooday birders
Midday today saw 14 Glossy Ibis foraging in shallow wetland on the west
edge of Hexham Swamp near Minmi, west of Newcastle, NSW. Some were not
feeding and appeared to be sunning themselves by, while standing,
lowering the right wing to expose the underside of that wing to sunlight
and raising the left wing, fully extended vertically, to again expose
the wing undersurface to the sun. Interestingly the four that were
sunning themselves in this manner were all lowering the right wing and
raising the left wing. I am assuming they were sunning themselves,
cannot imagine what else they were doing.
Greg Little
Greg Little - Principal Consultant
General Flora and Fauna
PO Box 526
Wallsend, NSW, 2287, Australia
Ph    02 49 556609
Fx    02 49 556671 <> 

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