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Revenge for their Decimation

Black-faced Spoonbill

(Platalea minor)

Had the pleasure of nearly being a target practise just before this shot.

Endangered due to natural coastal areas of East Asia being destroyed by immense urbanisation along with changes to modern agriculture, with less than 4000 left in the wild. Black-faced Spoonbills ongoing ecological battle for survival is strongly dependant upon the continued preservation and security of their main breeding grounds, availability of unpolluted coastal wetlands abundant with food in their known wintering range, and avoidance of potentially deadly diseases or infections. Other factors including disruption during mating season renders another year to raise chicks, particularly villagers who roam the tidal flats for their own survival, photographers wanting to get that "perfect" shot, and lack of habitat to nest.

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