Spoonbill, Eurasian


Name: Spoonbill, Eurasian

Scientific name: Platalea leucorodia

Type: Spoonbill

Color: Black,White

Habitat: Coast,Ocean,Water

Size: 90cm

Conservation status:

Rare Passage Migrant and Winter Visitor


Heron-sized with all white plumage, characteristic black spatulate bill with yellow tip and black legs. Adult has nape plumes and yellowish neck band, which are lost in winter. Immature has dull flesh-coloured bill and legs and black wing-tips. In flight, neck extended and wing beats fastand shallow, interspersed with short glides.