Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Ibises and Spoonbills :: Royal Spoonbill

Royal Spoonbill Platalea regia

Described by: Gould (1838)
Alternate common name(s): Black-billed Spoonbill
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Manly, Queensland, Queensland, Australia - Jan, 2002 © Tom Tarrant  Atherton Tablelands, Queensland, Australia - 1973 © Hans&Judy Beste  Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia - 2002 © Hans&Judy Beste  Brisbane, Queensland, Australia - Apr 21, 2005 © Hans&Judy Beste  Australia - Aug, 2000 © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi 
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Java to s. New Guinea, n. and e. Australia, New Zealand and the Solomon Is.
Fragmented distribution;
W. Java, Bali, Lesser Sundas, Sulawesi, Moluccas, s. New Guinea (Trans-Fly and Port Moresby), Australia (sw. (rare) and n. Western Australia, n. and e. Northern Territory, Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria to e. South Australia), Tasmania. Established in s. New Zealand on South Island in the White Heron Sanctuary near Okarito, estuaries near Nelson and Farewell Spit, and on North Island from Parengarenga to Paterson Inlet, Manawatu Estuary). Regularly observed on New Caledonia since 1970. Solomon Is. (Rennell Is.).


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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation


Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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