African Spoonbill

Platalea alba

This iconic species with its unique, spoon-shaped bill is a locally common resident and local nomad at lakes, flood plains and estuaries.

We first recorded this large, white wader in June 2010 at Rietvlei Nature Reserve near Irene, Centurion.


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