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Spoonbill Bird A surprised spoonbill, when a hawk decided he wanted to share the same branch.  Photo taken at Birdsville in the Australian Outback Australian Bird,Hawk,Platalea flavipes,Spoonbill,Yellow-billed Spoonbill Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Spoonbill Bird

A surprised spoonbill, when a hawk decided he wanted to share the same branch. Photo taken at Birdsville in the Australian Outback

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  1. Wow....tell us what happened? Posted 6 years ago
  2. Woo hoo! Well done for capturing that! Posted 6 years ago

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The Yellow-billed Spoonbill is common in southeast Australia; it is not unusual on the remainder of the continent, and is a vagrant to New Zealand, Lord Howe Island and Norfolk Island. It is around 90 cm long, and has white plumage with a yellow bill, legs and feet. It nests in trees, marshes or reed-beds, and often roosts in trees. It occurs in shallows of wetlands and occasionally on dry pasture. It feeds largely on aquatic life, which it finds by sweeping its bill from side to side. Like.. more

Similar species: Pelecaniformes
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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Uploaded Feb 28, 2014. Captured Jul 14, 2010 16:42.
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • f/16.0
  • 1/128s
  • ISO100
  • 300mm