Black-faced Spoonbill Platalea minor is listed as “Globally Endangered” on the basis of a suspected very rapid population decline in the coming future owing to predicted loss of habitat primarily from development for land reclamation and pollution. An annual census is organised at wetland sites along the coastal area of East Asia since 1994. The 2019…Continue reading International Black-faced Spoonbill Platalea minor Census 2019
The only endangered species of spoonbills is the Black-faced Spoonbill, and this species also has the most restricted distribution range of any spoonbill species. In the 1950s the population of this species was reduced to 300 in the wild. A large number of wild eggs were harvested immediately after the Korean war, which was likely…Continue reading Black-faced Spoonbills increase!!
Two new papers in the recently-completed March 2017 issue of the journal Waterbirds explore the biology and behaviour of spoonbills. Csaba Pigniczki documents a fascinating feeding behaviour of the Eurasian Spoonbill that was presented with the problem of a large frog that did not want to be swallowed. Csaba writes of how observations showed that…Continue reading Spoonbill work featured in the Mar 2017 issue of “Waterbirds”