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
Feeding in flocks is hard work. And no one knows this more than ibises. Jostling ibis flocks in marshes are common, and fights often break out as birds try to get at food before their neighbours can. Flock-feeding is not all about competition though – more eyes and ears make for a safer feeding experience.…Continue reading Touchy-feely Crested Ibis fare better amid visual egrets
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!!