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Eurasian spoonbill

Eurasian spoonbill
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Copyright: Luis alberto (semprempe) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 34 W: 4 N: 140] (974)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-12-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 550D, EF 75-300mm III USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/640 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-04-08 11:36
Viewed: 1984
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I could present a close up on the bird only but I think it would be a shame to cut the rest of the picture.

Eurasian Spoonbill
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Eurasian Spoonbill

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Pelecaniformes
Family: Threskiornithidae
Genus: Platalea
Species: P. leucorodia
Binomial name
Platalea leucorodia
Linnaeus, 1758
The Eurasian Spoonbill or Common Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia) is a wading bird of the ibis and spoonbill family Threskiornithidae,

This is a Palearctic species, breeding from the United Kingdom and Spain in the west through to Japan, and also in North Africa. In Europe, only The Netherlands, Spain, Austria, Hungary and Greece have sizeable populations.[1] 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 south to the United Kingdom. It was extirpated from the United Kingdom but sporadic breeding attempts in the early 21st Century culminated with the formation of a colony at Holkham in Norfolk in 2010. In 2011, 8 breeding pairs nested, successfully fledging 14 young[2].


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.
The Eurasian Spoonbill differs from the African Spoonbill with which in overlaps in winter, in that the latter species has a red face and legs, and no crest.

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2012-04-08 13:19]

Hi Luis
yes once opened the natural habitat looks nice and the picture well composed
good one despite small bird

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  • thijs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 1 N: 104] (529)
  • [2012-04-08 17:01]

Hi Luis

This is a very nice species! I have seen it yesterday. You have cought it in a nice envirement. i like the surroundings. But it looks a bit tilted to the left doesnt it? Thanks!


Hi Luis,

A serene picture nicely presented.


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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2012-04-08 23:28]

excellent photograph of the species creating interesting space all around predominating the environment in which the species lives in. this is a good approach of photography and is a lesson for all nature photographers. tfs.

hello Luis
very good sharpness composition to see many things on this picture
great details and lovely naturel colours
greeting lou

Ciao Luis, lovely composition with beautiful reflections, greeat pose for the eurasiian spoonbil, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Bonjour Luis,
Agréable valorisation du sujet dans son environnement sous une très belle lumière.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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