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Ibises & Spoonbills
Number of resurrected species:
The Threskiornithidae, otherwise known as the Ibises and Spoonbills, are a still extant group of birds which are mostly bound to aquatic habitats. In general, they hunt on prey species, like fishes and crustaceans, by probing in the mud or scooping them out of the water. They are fairly large in size and have long, mostly curved, bills.
Distribution & Fossil evidence
Ibises and Spoonbills have a widespread distribution, and so do their fossils. Fossils have been found in many places over the world dating back all the way to the Eocene epoch of Europe, Asia and North America.
Numerous species are still extant, but even the fossil record is fairly rich in extinct genera. Multiple extinct species are known from all over the world.
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