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Spoonbill, African

Roberts No: 95

Present in winter, feeding off Leisure Isle out of breeding season. Moves away from Knysna to breed. Spoon shaped grey and red bill, white plumage and red forehead, red legs and feet. Gregarious, usually in small parties. Always near water, Wades slowly through shallow water, sweeping bill from side to side in water, snapping prey in spoon.

Family Name:
Platalea alba
Common Name:
Spoonbill, African
90 cm