African Spoonbill - Platalea alba

Spatule d'Afrique

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African Spoonbill adult
he African Spoonbill is almost unmistakable through most of its range. The breeding bird is all white except for its red legs and face and long grey spatulate bill. It has no crest, unlike the Common Spoonbill. Immature birds lack the red face and have a yellow bill. Unlike herons, spoonbills fly with their necks outstretched.
  • adult
  • Espátula Africana
  • Colhereiro-africano
  • Afrikanischer Löffler
  • Platalea alba
  • Pelecaniformes

The species

Classification

Order  : Pélécaniformes
Family : Threskiornithidae
Species : African Spoonbill

Geographic range by countries


specie's pictures


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The picture

O.Net ref. : geth25519
Author : G. Theron
Nature Photography
Plumage : adult

Shooting

date : 2006 Oct
Country : South Africa (sf)
Region : Province of KwaZulu-Natal
Place : Mkuze Game Reserve Mkuze Game Reserve
Lat. : 27° 37' 17'' South
Lng. : 32° 15' 0'' East

Exif Data [+] [-]


Model : Canon EOS 20D
Exposure : 1/6400 s
aperture : 4
Focal length : 500 mm
Iso : 200
Flash : no