Self Drive in Kgalagadi Bush
Self Drive in Kgalagadi Bush
Eland in Mosemane Pan
Eland in Mosemane Pan
Site of David Livingstones Final Mission
Site of David Livingstones Final Mission
Pride of Lion Finishing up a Giraffe at Mombo Camp
Pride of Lion Finishing up a Giraffe at Mombo Camp

African Spoonbill

African Spoonbill

Description

The African Spoonbill is a large white bird with a red face and distinctive bill shape. It is unlikely to be confused with any other bird. It is a common bird, gregarious and nomadic in response to water levels.

Voice

It is usually quiet, but does give guttural croaks and grunts.

Behaviour and habitat

The Spoonbill is found wading in shallow aquatic margins. Its food consists of small fish and aquatic invertebrates.

The bird is monogamous and colonial. It builds a stick platform nest usually in reeds, but sometimes in trees over water.