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Giant Ibis is Cambodia’s national bird

5 Jan

Giant Ibis went off the map for 50 years until the Wildlife Conservation Society rediscovered them in Cambodia in 1993.

WCS website says – The Critically Endangered giant ibis is the largest ibis in the world, twice the size of the second largest ibis species. This avian mega-faunal relict requires huge tracts of intact lowland deciduous forest. It is shy by nature, feeding in secluded forest pools far from villages. Unlike the other large waterbirds of Cambodia’s Northern Plains, the giant ibis breeds in the wet season, when it feeds on giant earthworms, eels, and frogs. It once ranged over much of mainland Southeast Asia, but the clearance of forest habitat for agriculture has restricted it to just northern and eastern Cambodia.

WCS is working with the Cambodian government and local communities to protect the ibis and have come up with ibis rice to feed it.6mpi04uvdv_giant_ibis_eb_card

 

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Ibis Xmas Gastro

27 Dec

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Ibis Xmas list

23 Dec
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4zzz fm interview with Mozart and Coltrane

22 Dec
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Ibis win dirtiest bird competition

19 Nov

Mozart and Coltrane have learned that comedian Ben Thomas has awarded Ibis the winner of Australia’s dirtiest bird competition. Honk and Aaaarrp out to Ben Thomasab_1

Photo from SBS

Check it out here

http://www.sbs.com.au/comedy/article/2016/11/18/australias-worst-birds-ranked-order-grubbiness

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An ibis stole my bacon

17 Oct

When you listen to this remember to fill in your ibis census below.

 

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Also listen here https://soundcloud.com/micsmith66/an-ibis-stole-my-bacon

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May the Ibis of Joy bless you

25 Aug

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Plenty of ibis dating site

14 Aug

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Ibis for PM campaign

13 Jun
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‘AARRRPPP OUT’ to Honorary Ibis birthday girl Lizzy Muller

13 May

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This “Aaarrpp Out” Happy birthday to you. Acting like a real ibis in this photo though not as deft as a real ibis at hoovering up icing from the bowl. On this day you join your brother Joe and I name you Lizzy Muller as a member of The Order of Australian Ibis. May your singing always be as beautiful as the Aaarrpps Taw Aws and Unks of the Ibis Choir at the dump.