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.
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  • Alex Mokrzycki
    Alex Mokrzyckiover 4 years ago

    Excellent shot and image.—-cheers Alex

  • Many thanks Alex, they’re such unusual looking birds!

    – byronbackyard

  • buttonpresser
    buttonpresserover 4 years ago


    Love the framingon this,


  • buttonpresser
    buttonpresserover 4 years ago

    Or even the framing on this!

  • Lol .. thanks Dave!

    – byronbackyard

  • EagleHunter
    EagleHunterover 4 years ago

    Fantastic shot, i love the cloud.

  • Many thanks … gorgeous here at the moment as we head into winter!

    – byronbackyard

  • Martin Smart
    Martin Smartover 4 years ago

    Beautiful shot, good work to get a pair of these in flight!!

  • Many thanks, there’s quite a few at the wetlands but not always easy to photograph them.

    – byronbackyard

  • Rosy Kueng
    Rosy Kuengover 4 years ago

    Stunning shot! Love the clearness and lighting…

  • Many thanks!

    – byronbackyard

  • JaniceMachado
    JaniceMachadoalmost 4 years ago

  • trish725
    trish725almost 4 years ago

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBalmost 4 years ago

    October 30, 2010

  • Many thanks Teresa, very happy making!

    – byronbackyard

  • Elaine123
    Elaine123almost 4 years ago

    wow Byron how perfect can you get, this is 20/10

  • Many thanks for your kind comment!

    – byronbackyard

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