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Spoonbill - Platalea Leucorodia

Pictures - John Foss

In winter Spoonbills from southeast Europe move south where they take up residence in shallow lakes and coastal lagoons. Good places to see Spoonbills in the Algarve are the nature reserve at Castro Marim, the saltpans at Ludo near Faro and also in the nature reserve at Ria Formosa. The specimens on this page were photographed at Castro Marim and close to Faro.

Spoonbill

 

Spoonbill

 

Spoonbill

 

Spoonbill

 

Spoonbill

 

Spoonbill

 

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