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Eurasian Spoonbill

Platalea leucorodia

Description:

The Eurasian Spoonbill or Common Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia) is a wading bird of the ibis and spoonbill family Threskiornithidae.This species is almost unmistakable in most of its range. The breeding bird is all white except for its dark legs, black bill with a yellow tip, and a yellow breast patch like a pelican. It has a crest in the breeding season. Non-breeders lack the crest and breast patch, and immature birds have a pale bill and black tips to the primary flight feathers. Unlike herons, spoonbills fly with their necks outstretched.

Habitat:

Flying over the Wadden Sea, Terschelling.


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Terschelling, Friesland, Netherlands

Lat: 53.38, Long: 5.34

Spotted on Apr 29, 2013
Submitted on Apr 29, 2013

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