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Eurasian Spoonbill

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Eurasian Spoonbill

The Eurasian spoonbill is an elegant creature with a number of distinctive characteristics that allows easy identification. The tip of the beak of the Eurasian spoonbill is bright red or yellow in colour while the rest of the beak is black. The body is primarily white but a small portion of its body is yellow in colour. Its long lanky legs are black in colour and it has a yellow crest.

Another term used to refer to the Eurasian spoonbill is the common spoonbill and it is classified as a wading bird. The Udawalawe reservoir is known to attract these large birds and wildlife lovers find them alluring and appealing. The scientific name of the Eurasian spoonbill is Platalea leucorodia and it belongs to the family Pelecaniformes.

References
http://ibc.lynxeds.com/species/eurasian-spoonbill-platalea-leucorodia
https://www.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/birdguide/name/s/spoonbill/