Saturday, September 19, 2015

Royal Spoonbill - Platalea regia

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Royal Spoonbill - Platalea regia
© NF Photo 140907, The Esplanade, Cairns

This is a beautiful bird I loved to watch. The way they swooped the bill back and forth to catch something worth eating. I looked up information about them but can´t find anything about that peculiar bill. Why is there a hole in the lower beak? Maybe saving weight? or letting the water pass while they reap whatever they find. 

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  1. Hello, the spoonbills are cool birds. I would love to see this white Royal Spoonbill. Great photos.

  2. Your questions about the spoonbill's beak are interesting. I wonder myself. I love the dark sooty great of their beaks and legs!

  3. the black spoon bill!!! Very intense in marking...makes for a regal look.

    thank you for adding your link this week at I'd Rather B Birdin'


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