Scientific name: Platalea leucorodia
The distinctive sight of a spoonbill is becoming increasingly common in the east and southwest of England, with colonies of breeding birds now established.
StatisticsLength: 78-85cm Wingspan: 1.2m Weight: 1.1-1.9kg
Classified in the UK as an Amber List species under the Birds of Conservation Concern review and listed under CITES Appendix II. Protected in the UK under the Wildlife and Countryside Act, 1981.