CICONIIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Platalea regia  

Royal Spoonbill (Platalea regia)
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© Larry Dunis 2009
Brisbane, QLD (Jan, 2009)

Royal Spoonbills on their wedding day (bride on the right of photo).

Royal Spoonbill (Platalea regia)

On the wedding day, there's dancing

Royal Spoonbill (Platalea regia)

There's spooning and mounting excitement

Royal Spoonbill (Platalea regia)

A potential rival is warned off

Royal Spoonbill (Platalea regia)

The excitement is not all that mounts

Royal Spoonbill (Platalea regia)

Royal Spoonbill

Royal Spoonbill (Platalea regia)

Royal Spoonbill

Royal Spoonbill (Platalea regia)

Royal Spoonbill

Royal Spoonbill (Platalea regia)

Royal Spoonbill

Royal Spoonbill (Platalea regia)

Royal Spoonbill

Royal Spoonbill (Platalea regia)

Royal Spoonbill

Royal Spoonbill (Platalea regia)

Royal Spoonbill

Royal Spoonbill (Platalea regia)

Royal Spoonbill

Royal Spoonbill (Platalea regia)

Royal Spoonbill

Royal Spoonbill (Platalea regia)

Royal Spoonbill

Royal Spoonbill (Platalea regia)

Royal Spoonbill

Royal Spoonbill (Platalea regia)

Royal Spoonbill

Royal Spoonbill (Platalea regia)

Royal Spoonbill

Royal Spoonbill (Platalea regia)

Royal Spoonbill

Royal Spoonbill (Platalea regia)

Royal Spoonbill

Royal Spoonbill (Platalea regia)

Royal Spoonbill

Royal Spoonbill (Platalea regia)

Royal Spoonbill

Royal Spoonbill (Platalea regia)

Royal Spoonbill

Royal Spoonbill (Platalea regia)

Royal Spoonbill