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Fogg Dam, Kakadu National Park


Make Nikon D1X
Lens Nikkor AF VR 80-400 mm f/4.5-5.6D   at 600 mm
Exposure 1/45 s, f/13, ISO 400 
Image size 800 x 533 pixels

IOC Names

Deutsch  Königslöffler Dutch  Koningslepelaar
Italian  Spatola reale Spanish  Espátula Real


In addition to Royal Spoonbills (at left), the picture shows an Australian White Ibis (with brown plumage because of the mud in which it feeds) at center, and four Pied Herons (at right and center).


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Royal Spoonbill
Platalea regia
Spatule royale

Jean-Michel PAULUS