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Black-faced spoonbill (Platalea minor) Mai Po Nature Reserve, Hong Kong. Jan 17, 2017. Black-faced spoonbill,Geotagged,Hong Kong,Platalea minor,Winter Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Black-faced spoonbill (Platalea minor)

Mai Po Nature Reserve, Hong Kong. Jan 17, 2017.

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  1. Doesn't look rare, but really is! Posted 5 years ago

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The black-faced spoonbill has the most restricted distribution of all spoonbills, and it is the only one regarded as endangered. Spoonbills are large water birds with dorso-ventrally flattened, spatulate bills. These birds use a tactile method of feeding, wading in the water and sweeping their beaks from side-to-side to detect prey. Confined to the coastal areas of eastern Asia, it seems that it was once common throughout its area of distribution. It has a niche existence on only a few small rocky.. more

Similar species: Pelicans, Herons, Ibises
Species identified by Thibaud Aronson
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Uploaded Mar 14, 2017. Captured Jan 17, 2017 15:02 in Unnamed Road, Hong Kong.
  • PENTAX K-3
  • f/6.3
  • 1/4000s
  • ISO800
  • 300mm