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March 25, 2020

Spoonbills and Ibis

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Threskiornithidae – Spoonbills and Ibis

The family Threskiornithidae are large wading birds. They are within the order Pelecaniformes, which include Pelicans, Ibis, Spoonbills, and Herons. The family is classified into two sub-families, the ibises and the spoonbills. They are strong fliers and capable soarers. They have elongated bodies and necks, long legs, long bills.

royal spoonbill
Royal spoonbill (Platalea regia)

Ash Island, Newcastle, NSW, Australia. February 2009.

Yellow-billed Spoonbill
Yellow-billed spoonbill (Platalea flavipes)

Warren, NSW, Australia. October 2018.

Eurasian Spoonbill
Eurasian spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia)

Oualidia Lagoon. morocco. February, 2018.

Straw-necked Ibis
Straw-necked Ibis (Threskiornis spinicollis)

corella dam. Queensland, Australia. June 2019.

Glossy Ibis
Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)

Murchison river. Western Australia, Australia. March 2019.

Australian White Ibis
Australian White Ibis (Threskiornis mollucca)

Hunter Wetlands Centre, ShortlandN, Newcastle, NSW, Australia. October 2008.

Puna Ibis
Puna Ibis (Plegadis ridgwayi)

Huancavelica. Peru. September 2018. I had seen the Puna Ibis before at Lake Titica at the actual town of Puna, close to the border of Bolivia.

Bare-faced Ibis
Bare-faced Ibis (Phimosus infuscatus)

Bogota. colombia. July 2018.

American white ibis
American white ibis (Eudocimus albus).

The spanish name is Ibis Blanco. Las Penitas, nicaragua. May 2018.

Northern Bald Ibis
Northern Bald Ibis (Geronticus eremita)

Also known as the Hermit Ibis, or Waldrap. Imsouane, Morocco. February 2018.

Red-naped Ibis
Red-naped Ibis (Pseudibis papillosa).

Porbandar, gujarat. india. September 2017.

Black-headed Ibis
Black-headed Ibis (Threskiornis melanocephalus) .

Kalamatiya. sri lanka. March 2018.

Hadada ibis
Hadada ibis, (Bostrychia hagedash)

Perdana Lakes Garden, Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia. May 2012.

Ibis and Spoonbill bird list

Royal spoonbill (Platalea regia)
Yellow-billed spoonbill (Platalea flavipes)
Eurasian spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia)
Australian White Ibis (Threskiornis mollucca)
Straw-necked Ibis (Threskiornis spinicollis)
Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)
Puna Ibis (Plegadis ridgwayi)
Bare-faced Ibis (Phimosus infuscatus)
Hadada ibis, (Bostrychia hagedash)
Red-naped Ibis (Pseudibis papillosa)
Black-headed Ibis (Threskiornis melanocephalus)
Northern Bald Ibis (Geronticus eremita)
American white ibis (Eudocimus albus)

Resources:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Threskiornithidae
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ibis
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spoonbill

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