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Australian White Ibis

The Bin Chicken does a lot more than prying through your rubbish bins. They are excellent pest controllers around the garden.

Water Birds Frog Ponds Wetland

Noongar Names: Ngalkaning

Scientific Name: Threskiornis molucca

Conservation Status: Common

Threats: Not applicable

Will they visit?: They are a common sight around Perth

Natural Distribution: Widespread and common throughout the South West and Perth region

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

ReWild Benefits

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.

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