THRESKIORNITHIDAE,Threskiornithinae:Threskiornine Ibises and Spoonbills
$Platalea [leucorodia] regia Sibley & Monroe,1990,Distribution and Taxonomy of Birds of the World,p.314.
Temminck & Schlegel 1849
mudflats,wet ricefields,mangroves,fish ponds,tidal mudflats & estuaries;nests on small off-shore islands.700 plus.birds.1998
"Laying recorded in July in Korea." (HBW,1,p.505)
Migratory. Arrives in South Korea in March and Departs in November. Earliest arrival of wintering birds in Japan end of October.Wintering population in Hong Kong present late October-March,with some immatures staying throughout the summer since 1987.