THRESKIORNITHIDAE,Threskiornithinae:Threskiornine Ibises and Spoonbills
$T[hreskiornis] m[olucca] pygmaeus Matheu & del Hoyo,1992,"Threskiornis molucca" in Family THRESKIORNITHIDAE(Ibises and Spoonbills), in del Hoyo,Elliott & Sargatal (eds),1992,Handbook of the Birds of the World,1,p.493.
"Varies in different districts,much influenced by level of water...In much of Vic.SA,swWA,breeding well defined from about August to December;inland NSW & swQld less defined..."(HANZAB,1,p.1093)
Partially migratory.Some birds sedentary; others make seasonal or irregular movements as water conditions vary. Seasonal migrations recorded from southeast and northern Australia, and also from coast and inland wetlands in central-east Australia. Movements also across Torres Strait between northeast Australia and New Guinea. Vagrant ot Norfolk and Lord Howe Islands.