Eurasian Spoonbill

Platalea leucorodia - Spatule blanche

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Pelecaniformes

  • Family
    :

    Threskiornithidés

  • Genus
    :

    Platalea

  • Species
    :

    leucorodia

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1758

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 95 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 115 à 135 cm.
  • Weight
    : 1200 à 1700 g
Longevity

28 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Eurasian Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia) is a species of bird in the Threskiornithidae family.

Subspecific information 3 Subspecies

  • Platalea leucorodia leucorodia (Europe to n China, India and Sri Lanka)
  • Platalea leucorodia balsaci (w Mauritania)
  • Platalea leucorodia archeri (coasts of the Red Sea, Somalia)

Foreign names

  • Spatule blanche,
  • Espátula Común,
  • Colhereiro-europeu,
  • Löffler,
  • Kanalasgém,
  • Lepelaar,
  • Spatola eurasiatica,
  • Skedstork,
  • Skjestork,
  • lyžičiar biely,
  • kolpík bílý,
  • Skestork,
  • kapustahaikara,
  • becplaner comú,
  • Flatnefur,
  • warzęcha (zwyczajna),
  • karošknābis,
  • žličarka,
  • Колпица,
  • ヘラサギ,
  • 白琵鹭,
  • นกปากช้อนหน้าขาว,
  • 白琵鷺,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Forest : Subtropical/Tropical Mangrove Vegetation Above High Tide Level ; Wetlands (inland) : Permanent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha) ; Marine Neritic : Estuaries ; Marine Coastal/Supratidal : Coastal Brackish/Saline Lagoons/Marine Lakes, Coastal Freshwater Lakes ; Artificial/Aquatic and Marine : Irrigated Land (includes irrigation channels)

Geographic range

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