Definition of black-faced spoonbill in English:

black-faced spoonbill

noun

  • A rare spoonbill, Platalea minor (family Threskiornithidae), with chiefly white plumage and a black face, found in some coastal areas of eastern Asia.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Henry Seebohm (1832–1895), ornithologist.