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Spoonbill, Royal
 
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Scientific Name:
Platalea regia
Location(s):
Asia, Australasia, Australia, East Timor, Global, Indonesia, Melanesia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands Read more
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IUCN
This species has a very large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe ...
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Wikipedia
The renowned ornithologist John Gould first described the Royal Spoonbill in 1838, naming it Platalea regia and noting its similarity to the Eurasian Spoonbill (P. leucorodia).[ 2] A 2010 study of mitochondrial DNA of the spoonbills by Chesser and colleagues found that the Royal and Black-faced Spoonbills were each other's closest relatives.[ 3] ...
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