Eurasian Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia)
Great place to see the Eurasian spoonbill: Ranganathittu Wildlife Sanctuary
They are as quiet as the colour that enamours them, the Eurasian spoonbills. And if white is made when all seven colours merge in one other to become one, then maybe this quietude contains in its womb many a story.
With its calm mien, this bird has found itself a place in the expression of art, even as early as the 15th century, in a painting called ‘The Garden of Earthly Delights.’ The Eurasian spoonbill is comely with its all-white body except for its spoon-shaped bill (hence the name) and its dark legs. Most populations of the spoonbill are migratory, but when they build home for themselves, their nest is usually a platform of twigs, sticks and foliage, which is either constructed on the ground, or on islands in lakes and rivers.
And because of how this winged white beauty can bring serenity to the courtyard of your emotionalism, the Eurasian Spoonbill is our Animal of the Week!
Join our next Nature Photography Masterclass at Ranganathittu to photograph this beautiful bird.