Friday, June 30, 2017


Photographed at Miranda, June 2017
(*   69)              ROYAL SPOONBILL                 Platalea regia 

NEW ZEALAND              43

Found on tidal mudflats, occasionally on margins of freshwater lakes. 77 cm. Distribution along the coasts of both islands, main breeding colonies at Parengarenga Harbour, Kapiti Island, Okarito, Vernon Lagoons, and islands off Otago and Southland coasts.

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