Difference between revisions of "Spoonbill"

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| width=960 colspan=3 | Spoonbills are a group of large, long-legged wading birds in the family Threskiornithidae, which also includes the ibises. The genus name platalea derives from Latin and means "broad", referring to the distinctive shape of the bill. Six species are recognised, all either placed in a single genus or three genera. They are most closely related to the Old World ibises.
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| width=960 colspan=2 | Spoonbills are a group of large, long-legged wading birds in the family Threskiornithidae, which also includes the ibises. The genus name platalea derives from Latin and means "broad", referring to the distinctive shape of the bill. Six species are recognised, all either placed in a single genus or three genera. They are most closely related to the Old World ibises.
  
 
For more information, visit the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spoonbill Wikipedia entry].
 
For more information, visit the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spoonbill Wikipedia entry].
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| width=320 | [[File:Black-faced Spoonbill.jpg|60px|link=Black-faced spoonbill]][[Black-faced spoonbill]]
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| width=480 | [[File:Black-faced Spoonbill.jpg|60px|link=Black-faced spoonbill]][[Black-faced spoonbill]]
| width=320 | [[Eurasian spoonbill]]
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| width=480 | [[Eurasian spoonbill]]
| width=320 | [[File:Safari-spoonbill-nightlioness4.jpg|60px|link= Roseate spoonbill]] [[Roseate spoonbill]]
 
| width=320 | [[Royal spoonbill]]
 
 
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| width=480 | [[File:Safari-spoonbill-nightlioness4.jpg|60px|link= Roseate spoonbill]] [[Roseate spoonbill]]
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| width=480 | [[File:YowiesAUS series3 royalspoonbill 1.JPG|60px|link=Royal spoonbill]] [[Royal spoonbill]]
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Revision as of 19:31, 19 September 2019

Spoonbills are a group of large, long-legged wading birds in the family Threskiornithidae, which also includes the ibises. The genus name platalea derives from Latin and means "broad", referring to the distinctive shape of the bill. Six species are recognised, all either placed in a single genus or three genera. They are most closely related to the Old World ibises.

For more information, visit the Wikipedia entry.

Get back to Pelecaniformes

Black-faced Spoonbill.jpgBlack-faced spoonbill Eurasian spoonbill
Safari-spoonbill-nightlioness4.jpg Roseate spoonbill YowiesAUS series3 royalspoonbill 1.JPG Royal spoonbill