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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  • swaby
    swabyabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture!

  • Many thanks!

    – byronbackyard

  • Franklin Lindsey
    Franklin Lindseyabout 4 years ago

    Wow. For a Floridian to see white spoonbills really is amazing since ours comes in the color pink.

  • Oh wow they must look pretty amazing being pink, you’ll have to post one for me to see please!

    – byronbackyard

  • Stephanie Hillson
    Stephanie Hillsonabout 4 years ago

    amazing!! please add to the lost for words group!

  • Lol, many thanks, what a lovely comment!

    – byronbackyard

  • akaurora
    akauroraabout 4 years ago

    BEA-U-TI-FUL!! Take Care ~ Rick & Deb ~ ☺

  • Many thanks!

    – byronbackyard

  • tcat757
    tcat757about 4 years ago

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBabout 4 years ago

    May 27, 2010

  • OH wow thanks so much, very happy making on a very dismal day, no bird photos today!

    – byronbackyard

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBabout 4 years ago

    You are so very welcome Byron. Wonderful capture!

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignabout 4 years ago

    This is such a beautiful shot. Thank you for adding it to The Best of Red Bubble…Digital Art and Photography!

  • Thanks so much for your kind comments and appreciation!

    – byronbackyard

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