Scientific Name: Platalea leucorodia Common Name: Eurasian Spoonbill, Common spoonbill
Identifying Features: white body, dark legs, black bill with a yellow tip, and a yellow breast patch
- They are mostly silent. Even at their breeding colonies the main sounds are bill snapping, occasional deep grunting and occasional trumpeting noises.
- The diet consists of aquatic insects, molluscs, newts, crustaceans, worms, leeches, frogs, tadpoles and small fish.
This image was clicked by Ted Smith – via Flickr.
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