Definition of Family Plataleidae
1. Noun. Spoonbills.
Generic synonyms: Bird Family
Group relationships: Ciconiiformes, Order Ciconiiformes
Member holonyms: Spoonbill, Genus Platalea, Platalea
Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Plataleidae
Literary usage of Family Plataleidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Bird Book: Illustrating in Natural Colors More Than Seven Hundred North by Chester Albert Reed (1914)
"Family PLATALEIDAE 183. ROSEATE SPOONBILL. Ajaia ajaja. Range.—Tropical America, north in summer to the Gulf States. They formerly nested in remote swamps ..."
2. Transactions of the American Dental Association at Its ... Annual Session by American Dental Association (1898)
"family Plataleidae. Ajaja rosea (Roseate Spoonbill), Florida and Southward. Family Ciconiidae. Ciconia alba (Stork), Africa. ..."
3. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1876)
"is claimed to have occurred in the West Indies, but I can find no satisfactory record of its capture. FAMILY Plataleidae. GENUS Ajaja REICH. ..."