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Eurasian Spoonbill

Eurasian Tree Sparrow
Eurasian Oystercatcher

About the Eurasian Spoonbill

Also known as: White Spoonbill, Common Spoonbill, Spoonbill

Eurasian Spoonbills are large wading birds found in parts of Eurasia and North Africa. Breeding adults are beautiful in bright white plumage, with a yellow breast patch, and dark legs and bill. The long spoon-shaped bill has a yellow tip in breeding season. They also grow long, beautiful head plumes. The sexes look alike.

Eurasian Spoonbills, called Common Spoonbills throughout part of their range, prefer wetlands and marshy areas for feeding and nesting.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 06 September 2011
Scientific Name Platalea leucorodia
  • Pelecaniformes
  • Threskiornithidae
  • Platalea
  • P. leucorodia
Birdorable Family Egrets & Other Waders
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 28 September 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
31 to 37 inches
47 to 53 inches
Range West Europe East Europe North Europe South Europe West Asia Central Asia East Asia Southeast Asia South Asia North Africa West Africa Central Africa East Africa

International Names

  • colhereiro-europeu (Brazilian)
  • kolpík bílý (Czech)
  • Skestork (Danish)
  • Lepelaar (Dutch)
  • kapustahaikara (Finnish)
  • Spatule blanche (French)
  • Löffler (German)
  • Spatola (Italian)
  • ヘラサギ [herasagi] (Japanese)
  • 노랑부리저어새 (Korean)
  • Skjestork (Norwegian)
  • warzęcha (Polish)
  • Колпица (Russian)
  • Espátula Común (Spanish)
  • Skedstork (Swedish)

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