Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Ibises and Spoonbills :: Eurasian Spoonbill

Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia

Described by: Linnaeus (1758)
Alternate common name(s): White Spoonbill, European Spoonbill, Spoonbill
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Hoogerwaardpolder, Netherlands - Mar 24, 2002 © Yves Baptiste  Natural Reserve of the Tejo Estuary, Portugal - Jan 5, 2002 © Jose Viana  Montreuil-Juigné, Maine-et-Loire, Pays de La Loire, France - Apr 24, 2002 © Alain Fossé  Netherlands - 2003 © Ben van den Broek 
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C. Europe and c. Asia;
Fragmented distribution;
(1) Europe in the Netherlands, s. Spain (Donana), Austria (Neusiedlersee), Hungary (Hortobagy National Park), Yugoslavia, Greece, w. Slovakia (Senne), Bulgaria (Poda Lagoon on the Black Sea coast), Romania, s. Russia, Turkey, se. Iraq, Iran, also claimed in Kenya (occasionally at Lake Turkana, less often at lakes Nakuru and Naivasha)
(2) N. Caspian Sea, Aral Sea, Kazakhstan to ex. se. Siberia (Tuva, Ussuriland), Mongolia, n. China to Manchuria, Korea and Japan s. to Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
(3) Is. off s. Mauritania, Banc d'Arguin, Senegambia and possibly Guinnea-Bissau.
(4) Red Sea coasts of Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, nw. Somalia, Socotra and Dahlak Is., Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Israel (s. Sinai, Tiran Is., Nabq), Kenya (occasionally at Lake Turkana, less often at lakes Nakuru and Naivasha).
Winters from s. Europe (s. Spain), Morocco, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt s. to Kenya and e. to se. China, Taiwan, w. and s. Burma, Borneo (Cape Sirik).


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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: ETI BioInformatics


Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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