Definition of Common spoonbill

1. Noun. Pure white crested spoonbill of southern Eurasia and northeastern Africa.

Exact synonyms: Platalea Leucorodia
Generic synonyms: Spoonbill
Group relationships: Genus Platalea, Platalea

Lexicographical Neighbors of Common Spoonbill

common sedge
common sedges
common sense
common shares
common shiner
common shrew
common sickle pine
common snapping turtle
common snipe
common snipes
common snowberry
common soldier
common sorrel
common speedwell
common spindle tree
common spoonbill (current term)
common spotted orchid
common staghorn fern
common starling
common stinkhorn
common stock
common stock equivalent
common stocks
common sunflower
common tarweed
common teasel
common tendinous ring
common thorn apple
common thyme
common time

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 ..."

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