The Eurasian Spoonbill, Platalea leucorodia, is called La spatola in Italian. Italians clearly think it’s a spatula and not a spoon.

The adults have a fabulous crest, just like this one.

Spoonbill - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

I’m slightly obsessed with them, so it was good to finally see one at sunset at Lago di Alviano.

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