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Common Spoonbill


Common Spoonbill
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Copyright: Eduardo Balogh (Ketaka) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 5 N: 124] (1159)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: nikon f70, Nikkor 70-300 ED f4.5-5-6, Kodak E100VS, Nikon L1Bc 62mm
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Budapest ZOO Animals [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-03-26 2:52
Viewed: 3718
Points: 4
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Budapest ZOO 2004 July

The Common Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia) is a wading bird of the ibis and spoonbill family Threskiornithidae, breeding in southern Eurasia from Spain to Japan, and also in North Africa. Most birds migrate to the tropics in winter, with European breeders mainly going to Africa, but a few remaining in mild winter areas of western Europe north to the United Kingdom.

At Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India.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.

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Hi Baratom Eduardo,
What a splendid shot of this beutiful common spoonbill. Great and fantastic composition indeed. TFS and my best regards from Turkiye.
Bayram

Hi Edoardo,
Superb shot of this beauty with nice POV and DOF. TFS. Regards,
Bahadır

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