The Spoonbills are so nearly related to the Ibises, that by many naturalists the two are united in the same family. But the Spoonbills are less conspicuously schizorhinal, and their bill is very different in form, dilated at the tip and not curved. A single genus is Indian.
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds
Blanford, William Thomas, ed. The Fauna of British India: Including Ceylon and Burma. Vol. 4. 1898.
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