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African spoonbill (Platalea alba), Saadani national park, Tanzania

African spoonbill (Platalea alba), Saadani national park, Tanzania

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Uploaded 23 Jun 2016 by Peter Prokosch
Year: 2016 Taken by: Peter Prokosch
The species is widespread across Africa and Madagascar. The African spoonbill feeds in shallow water, and fishes for various fish, molluscs, amphibians, crustaceans, insects and larvae.The animal uses its open bill to catch foods by swinging it from side-to-side in the water, which catches foods in its mouth. Long legs and thin, pointed toes enable it to walk easily through varying depths of water.[
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