The Ibis aka 'The Bin Chicken' May Become Australia's Bird Of The Year For 2017

We're NOT kidding!

The Ibis aka 'The Bin Chicken' May Become Australia's Bird Of The Year For 2017

In case you weren't up to speed, Australia has been asked to vote for their favourite bird of 2017 and, well, the frontrunner at the moment isn't a bird we wouldn't have expected.

The ibis aka 'bin chicken' is currently set to become the country's Bird Of The Year because apparently, Aussies love them!

The Australian white ibis relocated to metropolitan cities after their wetlands were destroyed and were forced to adapt to city life.

Unfortunately, that meant that the birds had to find new food sources which now involves a lot of bin juice.

Not one word of that is a lie.

To be honest, because of what this bird has had to go through, we're kind of okay with it becoming Bird Of The Year.

Lots of Aussies seem to think that the ibis is more deserving of the title that the wedge-tailed eagle, the cockatoo and even the galah!


The ibis has over 11,000 votes at the time of writing with that number expecting to grow!

Now, if you're not a fan of the 'bin chicken', there is another bird running up the rear of the ibis... but you're not going to like it.

Coming in second place right now, is the magpie. 


The magpie currently has 6,700 votes with the native kookaburra receiving only 5,000 at this point in time.

The vote is being conducted by The Guardian in conjunction with BirdLife Australia as a way to remind Aussie about protecting our native species.

You can only vote once and voting ends on December 9, so if you don't want to see the ibis win the crown, or if you love the ibis and really want it to win, you can cast your vote here.