Spoonbills are a genus of large, long-legged wading birds. The spoonbills have a global distribution, being found on every continent except Antarctica.
All spoonbills have large, flat, spatulate bills and feed by wading through shallow water, sweeping the partly opened bill from side to side. The moment any small aquatic creature touches the inside of the bill—an insect, crustacean, or tiny fish—it is snapped shut. Spoonbills generally prefer fresh water to salt but are found in both environments. They need to feed many hours each day.
More information on Spoonbill can be found on Wikipedia.
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