Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Platalea
Family: Plataleidae (Aves)
Taxon : Bird
Group : Animal

SPECIES
alba
NOTES

A bird found singly or in small groups. Length 91 cm. Sleeps standing on one leg and feeds by probing soft mud or sweeping it from side to side. Known to live for 11 years. Eats water animals and locusts. Builds a flat nest of water plants.


AUTHORITY
Scopoli, 1786
Sub Author
Conservation
Frequent
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: The bill is red above and black with yellow spots below. The legs are bright red
Colour: White
Common Name
African spoonbill
Lepel
Spoonbill
Habitat
NOTES: Generally seen in groups wading in the shallows
HABITAT NAME: River
Uses
None known
None
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Platalea tenuirostris



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