Will they visit?: They are a common sight around Perth
Natural Distribution: Widespread and common throughout the South West and Perth region
‘Australian White Ibis (C)Michael Schmid 2017 birdlifephotography.org.au’
‘Australian White Ibis (C)Roy Peachey 2010 birdlifephotography.org.au’
‘Australian White Ibis (C)Rudi Poulose 2016 birdlifephotography.org.au’
Habitat at a Glance
See Habitat Guide for more detail
Shelter: Nests built in wetland vegetation
Diet: Insects, small animals, fruits, seeds, food waste
Water: Frog ponds
ReWild Benefit: Pest control
Habitat Guide - Shelter
White Ibises build straggly nests in the trees surrounding wetlands. They visit a gardens in search of suitable nesting material to take back to their nest in a nearby wetland. These may include large sticks, leaves, shredded bark, and clumps of grass.
Habitat Guide - Food and Water
Providing natural sources of food
White Ibises eat insects, fruits, seeds, and other small animals. They mainly forage in in flooded parks and large lawn areas.
It’s not recommended to offer backyard wildlife food. Your garden will provide plenty of natural food soon enough.
Providing sources of water
White Ibises are known to visit large water bodies in search of food including frogs and insects. They are known to drink and bathe in ponds as well.
Australian White Ibis are great at controlling pests within the ecosystem. If you want to know more about ibises visit BirdLife Australia. Have you seen a ibises around your home or the neighborhood? You can record your sighting on Birdata and help scientists monitor their population.