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Bird research: Sulphur-crested Cockatoo and Australian White Ibis
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo research with social media
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo research needs your help.
Research is currently under way that involves wing-tagging Sulphur-crested Cockatoos (Cacatua galerita) within the Sydney region. The aim is to monitor cockatoo movements, breeding and habitat preferences.
Report your cockatoo sighting
If you see a wing-tagged cockatoo please report the tag number and colour (e.g. 142-green or 011-yellow) and location in one of four ways:
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>> Download cockatoo band reporting information sheet
Australian White Ibis research needs your help
Research is currently under way that involves banding and wing-tagging Australian white ibis (Threskiornis molucca) within the Sydney region. The aim is to monitor ibisí movements, breeding and habitat preferences. Colour-banding and numbered wing-tags allow identification of individual ibis; observations have been received from across the Sydney region and as far away as Shepparton (Vic), Coffs Harbour (NSW), Brisbane and Townsville (Qld).
Each ibis is fitted with an individually numbered metal band (e.g. 121-53662). Birds may additionally be fitted with a site-specific colour band or tag (e.g. green or blue band or black tag (see pictures), which allows the banding location of a bird to be easily determined. If an ibis is not wing-tagged it may be banded with two additional colour bands (e.g. pink/pink or yellow/pink) from the eleven colours, this allows easy identification of individual birds without having to read the numbers on the metal band.
Please report all observations of banded white ibis to email@example.com wherever they are observed (across Sydney, throughout Australia and as far as Papua New Guinea and the Moluccas Islands). The critical information to report is the tag number and colour or the position of the bands and their colours. An easy way to do this is to note each part of the birdís leg. For example:
Report your ibis sighting
Ibis movements: across the Sydney region and across Australia
>> Download ibis band reporting information sheet