Eurasian spoonbill

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Common name: Eurasian spoonbill

Scientific name: Platalea leucorodia

Class: Aves

Order: Ciconiiformes

Family: Threskiornithidae

Nutrition Fishes, amphibians, reptiles and plant debris.

Features: It is a water bird with white plumage and the typical long, flat, slender beak at the tip that gives the animal its name. It nests in densely populated colonies, also with other species. It uses its beak as an aquatic probe to scour the muddy bottom and catch prey. 

Curiosity: The first known nesting of two pairs in Italy took place in 1989 in the Comacchio Valleys. 

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Asia, North Africa, Europe
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