Platalea = the Spoonbill, in Cicero, N. D., ii. 49, 124. Platea, in Pliny, H. N., x. 40, 56, probably from =broad.
Bill like a spatula. Second quill longest. Region in front of eye naked. Legs long. Tibia half naked. Tarsus reticulated throughout. Four toes, three united to the second joint. Cosmopolitan.