African Spoonbill
Platalea alba
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The African spoonbill is a common in shallow wetlands. It has a long, flattened bill that is swept side-to-side or used as a probe in mud and grass. Immatures have black primary wing tips (see slideshow photo #1). Juveniles have black legs and dark bare faces. The nest was seen in Selous (6-02). The 8th row photo (Tarangire, 10-15) is courtesy of Michael Oates. The other photos were taken in Arusha NP, Lake Manyara NP, Mkungunero, Shambarai and at Nanja Dam. Click the photo above to see 17 enlargements.
 
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All unattributed images on this website are:
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Karen Wilson, Paul Oliver, Michael Oates, Karine Van der Vurst

Last Update this page: 6-08-17