Royal Spoonbills feeding

These Royal Spoonbills in the Firth of Thames are feeding in shallow water with a methodical scything action to stir up small fish, crustaceans and aquatic insects. Its bill structure only allows the bird to feed in water less than 40cms deep, over mud, sand or clay and vibration detectors inside the bill enable it to find prey even when the water is murky.

Posted on 26/02/2016 Articles Home 0 949

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