Platalea (Platibis) flavipes Gould, 1838

Yellow-billed Spoonbill

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The Yellow-billed Spoonbill is a large, white waterbird with a yellow face and spoon-shaped bill. The legs and feet are yellow. Breeding plumage has long wing plumes tipped with black and long breast feathers (hackles). The facial skin is edged with black in the breeding season, but yellow at other times. ... source: OZ Animals

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Record a Sighting


Compiled distribution map

Occurence records map



Biodiversity Heritage Library

Content and maps have been accessed from Atlas of Living Australia ( and Birdlife Australia (