Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia
Eurasian Spoonbill, Spain, May 2000 - click for larger image Coto Doñana, Spain
May 2000

This is the only spoonbill to be found regularly in Europe. The adults have a black bill with yellow tip, a bushy crest, visible in the second photo, and a yellow collar during the breeding season. The juveniles have a dull yellow bill and black tips to the primaries.

Eurasian Spoonbill, Spain, May 2000 - click for larger image They are found in southern Spain, Holland and occassionally in southern England as well as central Europe to China, India and Africa.

There is an illustration in HBW, Volume 1, Page 504

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