Taken in West Byron Wetlands, Byron Bay.
Their large spoon-shaped bills easily distinguish spoonbills from all other water birds. Its black face, bill and legs all distinguish the Royal Spoonbill.
They make grunts, growls and soft honks. Also non-vocal sounds such as bill-snapping and ‘wing-woofing’ during aggressive displays.
Canon 7D, 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS

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  • GeorgiaPoetry
    GeorgiaPoetryover 1 year ago

    Great capture

  • Many thanks Georgia!

    – byronbackyard

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 1 year ago

    Natures Paintbrush Group
    Beautiful Work

  • Many thanks Ann!

    – byronbackyard

  • dougie1page3
    dougie1page3over 1 year ago

    love it!

  • Many thanks, they are the strangest birds, lol!

    – byronbackyard

  • Sue Ratcliffe
    Sue Ratcliffeover 1 year ago

    Congratulations! Featured March 02 2013. Great image!!!!

  • Many thanks Sue, very happy making!

    – byronbackyard

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