Eurasian Spoonbill
Platalea leucorodia

– large bird with uniquely shaped bill
– considerably smaller than White Stork
– diurnal migrant
– migrates singly or in small flocks in formation

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Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea l. leucorodia, AD
BIF0674, 30/07/2010, Kiskunsági, Hungary, Mathias Putze

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Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea l. leucorodia, AD
BIF0675, 30/07/2010, Kiskunsági, Hungary, Mathias Putze

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Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea l. leucorodia, AD
BIF0676, 30/07/2010, Kiskunsági, Hungary, Mathias Putze


Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea l. leucorodia, AD, 1CY
BIF1238, 18/09/2016, Besh Barmag, Azerbaijan, Michael Heiß


Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea l. leucorodia, AD, 1CY
Northern Pintail Anas acuta
Garganey Anas querquedula
BIF1240, 18/09/2016, Besh Barmag, Azerbaijan, Michael Heiß


Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea l. leucorodia, AD, 1CY
Garganey Anas querquedula
BIF1239, 18/09/2016, Besh Barmag, Azerbaijan, Michael Heiß

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Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea l. leucorodia, AD, 2CY
BIF0677, 12/06/2014, Ikh Tasch Gai, Mongolia, Mathias Putze


Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea l. leucorodia, AD, 1CY
BIF1243, 15/10/2011, Besh Barmag, Azerbaijan, Michael Heiß


Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea l. leucorodia, AD, 1CY
BIF1242, 18/09/2016, Besh Barmag, Azerbaijan, Michael Heiß


Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea l. leucorodia, AD, 1CY
BIF1241, 18/09/2016, Besh Barmag, Azerbaijan, Michael Heiß

voice: calls in flight not yet sound recorded

comparison species:
Western Great Egret

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