Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Taiping Zoo (9) : Spoonbill

These are spoonbills. What attracts me is the long bill/beak with a flattened tip which looks like a flattened spoon. Wonder if I can use the long bill as a spoon to scoop food or not? (but before I can do that, I need to detach the bill from the spoonbill first :P .. sounds very cruel, so better don't..)

The hungry bird searching for food... Don't you think they look clumsy with that long, spoon-like bills or beaks? Looks kinda "out of proportion", right?

Besides the long beaks/bills, these spoonbills have long legs too (in comparison with other birds), but definitely not as long as the cutie flamingoes..

Just a side topic...
Half way writing this post, I remembered someone who is supposed to sound like ducky (he self proclaimed that). Why ah? cos the spoonbill looks like mutated duck .. Hahaha, you know who you are, right? After a surprised phone call yesterday, the conclusion is... you definitely doesn't sounds like a duck (hahaha... Ben, please don't drool till tsunami after reading this, okie? ;) ) And all the best in exam....
to be continued...

10 comments:

Selba said...

LOL.... now, I really want to hear Ben's voice!!!

carcar said...

spoonbill?

sound like the bill when i buy a spoon?

LOL!

Faster take it down before LB come again, as you know.. chee sin blogger like him wanna turn all things to pie!

Hey i seriously think Taiping Zoo is worth visting! Hmm, any idea how long the distance to travel frm KL there?

thanks for this great sharing chen, love your zoo series the most!

Chen said...

selba,
Ben's voice is just like the voice of human being .. nothing like duck :D

carcar,
aiyak, spoonbill means bill that looks like spoon lah.. apa pasal jadi bill when buy spoon pulak, hahaha. Goodlah u :)

I guess LB will come up soon with "Spoonbill Pie"? :D I remember he came up with "Chen Pie" even :P

Taiping Zoo is definitely worth visiting.. or else I won't go back there so many times :D How long the distance to travel from KL ah..depends on how fast u speed your car :D It takes us around one hour from Penang to Taiping :)

More Zoo series to come in the near future, kekkeke...

jonboy60 said...

wow, i learn new stuff. Spoonbill - a bird which all have large, flat, spatulate bills. Thanks~

JoeC said...

WOW, tell me doc, ya running a Nat Geo documentary? Pretty good pix there!

may said...

reminds me of when I went shopping in London, and they gave away free sporks. Spoon + Fork = Spork. Spoonbill... sounds kinda cool... heheh!

L B said...

Hahaha, oklah, no pie today! Cos I already had my breakfast this morning of Piggies in a Blanket pie!!! Wheee...

a^ben said...

wah wah wah~~~~~ Ah chen still posted side notes eh` wah wah wah~ *floats into the sky* hahahha thanks for the luck in exam~ hahahah

Speaking of which.. I kinda pity these spoonbill.. maybe they are suppose to have beautiful bills.. but when God was molding the bills.. he sneezed and gave the bill a SQueeze.. now become like that liaw.. kolian` hahahahhahaah!

Chen said...

jonboy,
u r mostly welcomed :)

joec,
Hahha, I'm running the APL (animal planet) - the local version :D Mmmm...
FOC channel :D

may,
Spoon + Fork =Spork. Mmmm.. Spork to me sounds like.. Porks :P --> tends to relate everything with food ;)

Chen said...

lb,
Today no pie ah?

Piggies in Blanket Pies? Woo... I guess that is on your blog already.. Will go there to see what is the piggies about :D Hope u don't stuff the innocent little piglets into the pies :P

ben,
thinking hard how u manage to float into the sky? Don't tell me u have hidden wings behind your back :P If so, I want to take a biopsy on u.. :D

How's exam? Yesterday u listen to the weird weird song till what time :P

Hahhaha, u are indeed very creative and imaginative. I like the way u think & describe things :D Bravo