African Spoonbill (Platalea alba
African Spoonbills are very large birds of 36" (91cm). Unmistakable, with its huge grey spoon-shaped bill, bordered with red. Completely white plumage, with red face, legs and feet. The eyes are blue-grey. Habits
African Spoonbills are seen in small groups to large flocks, feeding in shallow water. It feels with its feet and sweeps its bill from side to side. Diet
African Spoonbills eat aquatic insects, frogs, small fish and molluscs. Resident
African Spoonbill are seen in the Rift Valley lakes and South & West of Kenya. They breed around Lake Victoria. Extra Facts
African Spoonbills are often in the company of Yellow-billed Storks
. Spoonbills are strong fliers, with long glides, often in V-shaped formation. Photographs
Photographed in Kenya's Nairobi National Park.