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Eurasian Spoonbill

(Platalea leucorodia)
Alternate name(s): "(Common) Spoonbill"
German name(s): "Löffler"

Size: 80-90 cm; wing span 1.15-1.3 m
Weight: 1.13-1.95 kg

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Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Eurasian Spoonbill at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Race "leucorodia"

We have not photographed Eurasian Spoonbills, race "leucorodia", in Europe yet, but have taken photos in Oman.

Food, Diet

Eurasian Spoonbills feed on small animals caught in their bill while sifting through shallow water.

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