Ibises and Spoonbills

Ibises and Spoonbills are found in the Threskiornithidae family.  They are both birds with specialized bills:  the ibises have bills that are long, slender and down curved, the Spoonbills have bills that are wide and flat. In appearance, they are long-legged heron-like birds.  Some of them have heads without feathers. They eat frogs, lizards, rodents and crustaceans by walking slowly along the water or in the water.  In flight, both extend their necks and legs. Their heads slightly droop in flight.  The sexes are alike.

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