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spoon·bill

 (spo͞on′bĭl′)
n.
1.
a. Any of several long-legged wading birds of the genus Platalea, having a long, flat bill with a broadly spatulate tip.
b. Any of various broad-billed ducks, such as the shoveler.

spoonbill

(ˈspuːnˌbɪl)
n
(Animals) any of several wading birds of warm regions, such as Platalea leucorodia (common spoonbill) and Ajaia ajaja (roseate spoonbill), having a long horizontally flattened bill: family Threskiornithidae, order Ciconiiformes

spoon•bill

(ˈspunˌbɪl)

n.
1. any of several large wading birds having a long, flat bill with a spoonlike tip.
2. any of various other birds having a similar bill, as the shoveler.
[1670–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spoonbill - wading birds having a long flat bill with a tip like a spoonspoonbill - wading birds having a long flat bill with a tip like a spoon
wader, wading bird - any of many long-legged birds that wade in water in search of food
common spoonbill, Platalea leucorodia - pure white crested spoonbill of southern Eurasia and northeastern Africa
Ajaia ajaja, roseate spoonbill - tropical rose-colored New World spoonbill
Translations

spoonbill

[ˈspuːnbɪl] Nespátula f

spoonbill

[ˈspuːnˌbɪl] n (Zool) → spatola
References in classic literature ?
The beak is flattened laterally, that is, in a plane at right angles to that of a spoonbill or duck.
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Yu shared that 'of the 3,941 Black-faced Spoonbills recorded in the January 2017 international census, 2,601 individuals were from Taiwan.
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Spoonbills, sandpipers and the red knot are closely linked to coastal ecosystems -- and these are subject to huge economic pressure for development, housing and tourism.
As we drift by we notice a group of bobbing pelicans and three roseate spoonbills wading the western shoreline.
Meanwhile Martin will be trying to break a UK record for the largest flock of Spoonbills ever seen and Lucy Cooke pops in with a report on Britain's cutest mammalian invader.
It's an incredible-looking bird and hopefully ours will look just like the real thing, complete with feathers, and manage to convince the other spoonbills in the area.
Tracking individual (migratory) birds from the cradle to the grave through small channels, and new satellite and internet technology in the context of the research to interpret the migratory behavior of knots, spoonbills and black-tailed godwits in terms of the interaction between genetic information and contextual information (about food availability, predators and from parents and peers learned routines).
Now, with the new hide in place, visitors can again get great views of our main lagoon and see waders, wildfowl, gulls and spoonbills.
Muskegon County holds some decent numbers of waterfowl on wastewater pools and hunters can draw in on Wednesday and Sunday mornings to hunt nearby fields, which have 98 hunting zones Bird counts for the area from 2014 were 12,000 ruddies and 5,000 spoonbills (surprise surprise), but the release said Canadas are the most prevalent species, so we're down for some hot wastewater honker action.
With Baikal teals, swan, geese and blackfaced spoonbills, wetlands, caves and beaches -- all lying untouched for years in the Earth's last remaining Galapogas, Korea will metamorphose into your fairyland destination in front of your eyes.