Genus Threskiornis

Sacred Ibis - The bird nests in tree colonies, often with other large wading birds such as herons. It builds a stick nest often in a baobab and lays 2-3 eggs.


Threskiornis bernieri - The Malagasy Sacred Ibis is a species of bird in the Threskiornithidae family. It is found in Madagascar and Seychelles. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical mangrove forests, estuarine waters, intertidal flats, and coastal saline lagoons. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Black-headed Ibis - It occurs in marshy wetlands inland and on the coast, where it feeds on various fish, frogs and other water creatures, as well as on insects.

Australian White Ibis - Historically rare in urban areas, the Australian White Ibis has immigrated to urban areas of the east coast in increasing numbers since the late 1970s; it is now commonly seen in Wollongong, Sydney, the Gold Coast, Brisbane and Townsville. Debate continues on whether to consider it a pest or vulnerable species. Populations have disappeared from natural breeding areas such as the Macquarie Marshes in northwestern New South Wales. Despite this, the species has been culled in parts of Sydney due to their smell and at times obtrusive nature. Its sister species is the Sacred Ibis.


Threskiornis solitarius - The Réunion Sacred Ibis, Threskiornis solitarius, is an extinct bird species that was native to the island of Réunion. It is probably the same bird discovered by Portuguese sailors there in 1613. Until recently assumed by biologists to have been a relative of the Dodo , classified. It was thus classified as a member of the didine pigeons and called the "Réunion Solitaire" .

Straw-necked Ibis - Straw-necked ibises are large birds, around 60–75 cm long. They have dark wings that show an iridescent, multicoloured sheen in sunlight, and have a dark back and collar. Most of the neck is white, as are the underparts and undertail. They have a long, black, downcurved bill, and their legs are usually red near the top and dark grey toward the feet. Straw-like feathers on the neck of adults give the bird its common name.

Order : Ciconiiformes
Family : Threskiornithidae
Genus : Threskiornis