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“Platalea Leucorodia”

The Spoonbill is a large white bird with some yellow on the bill and breast and a bill that is shaped like a spoon.

Who would have guessed!

They move the bill from side to side in sweeping movements 

They eat small fish and invertebrates.

They are between 80 and 90cm in length 

They have a wingspan of 120 to 135cm 

They weigh in at between 1.3 to 2kg.

They are scarce with only 4 breeding pairs in the uk .

They belong to the stork/ibis/heron family