2011-06-03

TW-306400 - Black-faced spoonbill


Last week came the Postcrossing card TW-306400. Myhappytone sent a card of the black-faced spoonbill (Platalea minor) and she says it's a protected species.


"The Black-faced Spoonbill (Platalea minor) has the most restricted distribution of all spoonbills, and it is the only one currently regarded as endangered. Confined to the coastal areas of eastern Asia, it seems that it was once common throughout its area of distribution. Currently, it has a niche existence on only a few small rocky islands off the west coast of North Korea, with three wintering sites at Hong Kong, Taiwan and Vietnam, as well as other places where they have been observed in migration." In: Wikipedia
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