Eurasian Spoonbill

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.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 06 September 2011
Scientific Name
Platalea leucorodia
  • Pelecaniformes
  • Threskiornithidae
  • Platalea
  • P. leucorodia
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Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 28 March 2018)
LC
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Measurements
Units: Imperial / Metric
31 to 37 inches
47 to 53 inches

Range

International Names

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