Cò thìa mặt đen – Blackfaced Spoonbills, Xuân Thủy, 11/2017

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Cò thìa mặt đen – Blackfaced Spoonbills, Xuân Thủy, 11/2017

 

Cò thìa mặt đen là một loài chim nước lớn với mỏ đặc trưng giống như một cái thìa. Loài này có phần mặt đen nhẵn và một bộ lông trắng nổi bật. Chim kiếm ăn bằng phương pháp mò, lội nước và quét mỏ từ bên này sang bên kia để kiếm thức ăn. Vào mùa đông chúng di cư từ Bắc Triều Tiên xuống phía nam.

The Black-faced Spoonbill (Platalea minor) is a large white wading bird with a distinctively shaped beak-looking like a spoon. It has bare and black face and white plumage. It uses  a tactile method of feeding, wading in the water and sweeping their beaks from side-to-side to detect prey. It migrates from North Korea to south during winter time.

 

The black-faced spoonbill population in the 2012 census was recorded at 2,693 birds, with an estimation of 1,600 mature birds. Conservation efforts have been made, and surveys were taken in order to determine the opinions and awareness of the local residents, residing close to the black-faced spoonbill’s natural habitats. forty five of them was counted in 2017 winter in Xuan Thuy.

Map 1. Locations of International Black-faced Spoonbill Census 2003. 1) Fukoka, Japan; 2) Saga, Japan; 3) Nagasaki, Japan; 4) Kumamoto, Japan; 5) Kagoshima, Japan; 6) Miyazaki, Japan; 7) Okinawa Island, Japan; 8) Jeju Island, South Korea; 9) Yenchang, Jiangsu; 10) Chongming Dao, Shanghai; 11) Ilan, Taiwan; 12) Pa Chung River, Taiwan, 13) Tsengwen Estuary, Taiwan; 14) Szu-tsao, Taiwan; 15) Mai Po and Inner Deep Bay, Hong Kong; 16) Futian, Shenzhen; 17) Panyu, Guangzhou; 18) Taipa, Macao; 19) Red River Delta, Vietnam; 20) Phentchaburi, Thailand; 21) Batanes, the Philippines. Source: http://www.birdskorea.org/Birds/Miscellaneous/BK-BM-Black-faced-Spoonbill-Census-2003-01.shtml

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