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Australian Ibis Threskiornis molucca

Described by: Cuvier (1829)
Alternate common name(s): Australian White Ibis, Black-necked Ibis, White Ibis
Old scientific name(s): Threskiornis moluccus


Manly, Queensland, Queensland, Australia - Jan, 2002 © Tom Tarrant  Australia - Date unknown © Hans&Judy Beste  near Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia - Date unknown © Neil Fifer  near Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia - Oct, 2005 © Nancy Bell 
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Moluccas; Australasia; Solomon Is.;
Fragmented distribution;
(1) Solomon Is. (Rennell and Bellona Is.).
(2) Moluccas (Seram), Kai Is. (Kai Besar), w. Papuan Is. (Waigeo Is., Salawati), New Guinea (Bensbach area), Australia (small population in sw. Western Australia near Ludlow, n. Western Australia n. of the Kimberleys on the Fitzroy River, coastal Northern Territory, Queensland, New South Wales (Murray-Darling Basin), Victoria (Barren Box Swamp) and se. South Australia).
Rarely irrupts in Western Australia s. of the Kimberleys and inland, Tasmania (1957-58, 1975), New Zealand (1925, 1957-58, 1975-76).


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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