Royal Spoonbill
Male, feeding
Murray Mallee Region
Australian White Ibis
In Flight
 
    
Royal Spoonbill (Platalea regia)Class: Animal (Animalia) - Chordate (Chordata) - Bird (Aves)
Order: Stork (Ciconiiformes)
Family: Ibis & Spoonbill (Threskiornithidae)
Species: Royal Spoonbill (Platalea regia)
This Photo:     Female

General Species Information:
Found in the Murray Mallee Region
The two specimens here, photographed together, where different. We think the more orange eye brow was a male, as it had a larger bill, while the other was a female. Taken in November, they may have been coming out of breeding plummage?

Copyright © 2011- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 28-Nov-2011
This species is classed as EN (Endangered) in the Murray Mallee, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)