This is our bird Sirius! He was found fallen from a nest, and raised by someone who wanted to release him when he grew up-- except he ended up human-bonded, and wouldn't go. Eventually she couldn't care for him anymore, and neither could his second family... These books look beautiful but they are so pricey! Understandably so, but still. These birds are amazing. It's fun to track them on the map : ) (Contains slight gore.) This is a community devoted to cute little animols such as puppers, cates and turtles. This audio story is brought to you by BirdNote, a partner of The National Audubon Society. BirdNote episodes air daily on public radio stations nationwide. Episode Transcript: As any artisan knows, when you have a job to do, it pays to have the right to... LET'S CONSIDER THE ibis: a bird, the butt of jokes, and an Australian icon. If you are one of the 90 per cent of Australians living in an urban area, you'll probably know of them.