This is one of the oddest birds here in Australia. They are quite prevalent. I chuckle every time I see them, because I think, "They come with their own straw".
Australia tends to consider them pesky. Probably like we consider the goose.
You can read a bit about them here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_white_ibis
And here's a really stunning picture of them. You can see they are indeed a cross between a turkey vulture...and a straw! http://davewalshphoto.photoshelter.com/ima…/I0000GEDJrh75UAw