Definition of spoonbill in English:


Pronunciation /ˈspo͞onˌbil/ /ˈspunˌbɪl/

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  • A tall mainly white or pinkish wading bird related to ibises, having a long bill with a very broad flat tip.

    Genera Platalea and Ajaia, family Threskiornithidae: several species

    ‘In winter, it's easy to see raptors, Oriental white stork, and white spoonbills.’
    • ‘Other wintering species include little egret, spoonbill, hen harrier, merlin, peregrine, green sandpiper and common sandpiper.’
    • ‘A crudely painted plywood sign showing bulbous ibis and spoonbills asks that you not disturb the birds.’
    • ‘The water birds hovering around the lake include pelicans, spoonbills, Egyptian geese and hammerkops.’
    • ‘One month later, the two other spoonbills were released.’