Saturday, September 19, 2015

Eurasian spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia)

English: Eurasian spoonbill
Binomial: Platalea leucorodia
Sinhala: යුරාසියා හැඳිඅලවා/Yurasiya handialawa

Eurasian spoonbill is a widely distributed bird around the world. It can be seen in shallow muddy Sri Lankan wetlands of dry zone while searching for foods. This bird can be easily identified by the spoon like beak and the white colored crest. Above photograph was taken at Yala national park in June.

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