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Yellow-billed Spoonbill

Platalea flavipes

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Large dull-white bird with a long, spoon-shaped bill. Plumage often appears dirty. Diagnostic yellow facial skin, legs, and bill. Feeds singly or in small flocks. Submerges bill and makes a sweeping motion to capture prey. Found in a wide variety of freshwater habitats; rarely in marine environments.

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