These birds are Australian White Ibis. They are not the most popular birds in Australia. They are often trip dwellers, chip stealers and public space bullies. I think they have a rather reptilian look to them – especially around the head.
As you can see I have not been employed by the White Ibis Appreciation Society to write this post!
However, as a flock wheeling overhead they can make a very spectacular site, and during those times I am prepared to forgive them their chip stealing nature.
You can see that the juvenile bird has a much shorter beak than the adult birds.
All three of these images were taken in a park- two at Healesville Sanctuary in Victoria and the other in Central Brisbane, Queensland.
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Enjoy the birds.