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
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RangeJava to s. New Guinea, n. and e. Australia, New Zealand and the Solomon Is.
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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