Black-faced Spoonbill

Platalea minor

Order

PELECANIFORMES

Family

Ibises and Spoonbills (Threskiornithidae)

Code 4

Non-AOU

Code 6

PLAMIN

ITIS

HEAD

Black-faced Spoonbill Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Specialized
  • Eye Color: Red-orange iris.
  • Head pattern: Crested or plumed
  • Crown Color: White
  • Forehead Color: White
  • Nape Color: White
  • Throat Color: White
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Black-faced Spoonbill Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 58-76 cm (23-30 in)
  • Weight: 1474-1644 g (52-58 oz)
  • Size: Large (16 - 32 in)
  • Color Primary: White
  • Underparts: White
  • Upperparts: White
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Black-faced Spoonbill Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Steady flapping wing beats alternating with short glides.
  • Wingspan Range: 109 cm (43 in)
  • Wing Shape: Rounded-Wings, Long-Wings
  • Tail shape: Squared Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid white.
  • Upper Tail: White
  • Under Tail: White
  • Leg Color: Black
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