African Spoonbill

Platalea alba - Spatule d'Afrique

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Pelecaniformes

  • Family
    :

    Threskiornithidés

  • Genus
    :

    Platalea

  • Species
    :

    alba

Descriptor

Scopoli, 1786

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 91 cm
  • Wingspan
    : -
  • Weight
    : 1790 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

African Spoonbill (Platalea alba) is a species of bird in the Threskiornithidae family.

Subspecific information monotypic species

Foreign names

  • Spatule d'Afrique,
  • Espátula Africana,
  • Colhereiro-africano,
  • Afrikanischer Löffler,
  • afrikai kanalasgém,
  • Afrikaanse Lepelaar,
  • Spatola africana,
  • Afrikansk skedstork,
  • Afrikaskjestork,
  • lyžičiar ružovonohý,
  • kolpík africký,
  • Afrikansk Skestork,
  • afrikankapustahaikara,
  • Lepelaar,
  • becplaner africà,
  • Afríkuspænir,
  • warzęcha czerwonolica,
  • Āfrikas karošknābis,
  • afriška žličarka,
  • Белая колпица,
  • アフリカヘラサギ,
  • 非洲琵鹭,
  • 非洲琵鷺,

Habitat

Wetlands (inland) : Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls), Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha), Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha), Permanent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha), Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha) ; Marine Neritic : Estuaries ; Marine Coastal/Supratidal : Coastal Freshwater Lakes ; Artificial/Aquatic and Marine : Water Storage Areas (over 8ha), Ponds (below 8ha), Salt Exploitation Sites, Wastewater Treatment Areas

Geographic range

Other sources of interest

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