white plumage; pink face and spoon-shaped bill (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

African Spoonbill
Platalea alba

Native Range: Africa

Notes: a white-plumaged spoonbill distributed widely throughout east sub-Saharan Africa; no sexual dimorphism.

bare pink face; pink legs and feet (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

neck and legs are stretched out in flight (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

long spreading toes (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

sleepy bird yawning (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

posing for a portrait (Zoo; 2008-10-21)