Definition of Common spoonbill
1. Noun. Pure white crested spoonbill of southern Eurasia and northeastern Africa.
Generic synonyms: Spoonbill
Group relationships: Genus Platalea, Platalea
Lexicographical Neighbors of Common Spoonbill
Literary usage of Common spoonbill
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The English Cyclopaedia by Charles Knight (1867)
"... characteristic was corroborated by the dissection of the specimens which Mr. Selby obtained. The common spoonbill haunts the mouths of rivers. ..."
2. Orr's Circle of the Sciences: A Series of Treatises on the Principles of by William Somerville Orr (1855)
"Platalea ajaja (Lat. "a spoonbill"), the roseate spoonbill, 187. Platalea leucorodia (Gr. leucos white, and rhodon a rose), the common spoonbill, 187. ..."
3. Illustrated Natural History for Young People by John George Wood (1882)
"The common spoonbill is found in Europe, Asia, and Africa, and frequents Holland, together with the stork. The strange shape of the tip of its beak has ..."
4. Argentine Ornithology: A Descriptive Catalogue of the Birds of the Argentine by Philip Lutley Sclater, William Henry Hudson (1889)
"... and that the common Spoonbill of the pampas is a distinct species from the well-known Ajaja. Some remarks of mine on this subject were printed in the ..."