The yellow-billed spoonbill (Platalea flavipes) is common in southeast Australia; it is not unusual on the remainder of the continent, and is a vagrant to New Zealand, Lord Howe Island and Norfolk Island. It is around 90 cm (35.5 in) long, and has white plumage with a yellow bill, legs and feet. It nests in trees, marshes or reed-beds, and often roosts in trees. It occurs in shallows of wetlands and occasionally on dry pasture. It feeds largely on aquatic life, which it finds by sweeping its bill from side to side. Like all members of the ibis and spoonbill family, it always flies with its head extended.
Yellow-billed Spoonbill
Date Location Count
2019-10-20 08:25Lake Joondalup4
2019-10-13 16:07Lake Gwelup Reserve2
2019-10-20 09:44Herdsman Lake1
2019-10-11 12:46Lake Vasto and Ozone Reserve (Perth)1
2019-10-20 08:13Swamp at -31.84673, 115.95962, Whiteman1
2019-10-20 16:11Bibra Lake1
2019-10-19 09:58Erskine Lakes2
2019-10-13 10:57Len Howard Conservation Park (Erskine)
2019-10-17 13:18Samphire Cove Reserve2
2019-10-09 13:46Marina Quay Drive (Erskine)1
2019-10-19 15:49Bardoc Reserve (Greenfields)22
2019-10-11 08:40John Masters Bird Hide (Toodyay)8
2019-10-08 14:13Avon Weir (Northam)1
2019-10-08 12:05Avon Park (York)3
2019-10-09Parkeyering Nature Reserve--Wait-Jen Walking Track1
2019-10-20 16:00Ocean Beach--Beach1
2019-10-13 16:16McMinns Lagoon6
2019-10-16 15:18Kakadu National Park--Yellow Water1
2019-10-15 12:49Duck Lagoon (Kangaroo Island)1
2019-10-19 14:30Magazine Road Wetlands (Dry Creek)2
2019-10-20 15:45Laratinga Wetlands1
2019-10-13 07:15Ross River Dam, Lake Ross and SW Hinterland2
2019-10-20 18:13Hart Lagoon1
2019-10-10 12:11Horseshoe Lagooon, Wallpolla Island1
2019-10-19 14:26Wentworth1
2019-10-21 12:55Dunning Wetland (South Mildura)1
2019-10-16 06:00Bowra Wildlife Sanctuary--Lagoon Camping Area1
2019-10-11 09:47Bool Lagoon Game Reserve2
2019-10-16 15:13Hattah-Kulkyne National Park--Lake Mournpall campground12
2019-10-20 09:30Hattah-Kulkyne National Park--Lake Mournpall11
2019-10-18 10:20Hattah-Kulkyne National Park5
2019-10-17 11:20Hattah-Kulkyne National Park--Day use area22
2019-10-08 14:25Hattah-Kulkyne National Park--Lake Hattah23
2019-10-20 13:23Hattah-Kulkyne National Park--Hattah Nature Drive30
2019-10-19 15:20St Lawrence--wetland6
2019-10-12 14:43Rockhampton--Lakes Creek Reserve2
2019-10-19 13:31Lake Goldsmith Wildlife Reserve--Skipton Rd Cutting2
2019-10-20 06:00St. George Weir1
2019-10-12 10:06Merin Merin Swamp State Game Reserve1
2019-10-10 15:30Greater Bendigo National Park--Kamarooka1
2019-10-15 07:13Deniliquin Environs2
2019-10-16 15:00Lexton Rd Dam3
2019-10-13 16:00Lake Wyangan1
2019-10-11 06:50Campbells Swamp (Griffith)2
2019-10-15 09:45Greens Lake (Corop)3
2019-10-13 09:00Lake Eppalock--Old Bendigo Road1
2019-10-18 07:00Chinamans Lagoon (Miles)2
2019-10-20 09:00Mt Rothwell Biodiversity Interpretation Centre1
2019-10-20 14:44Condobolin Sewage Treatment Works2
2019-10-19 09:35Serendip Sanctuary1
2019-10-13 09:00Gemmill Swamp Nature Conservation Reserve1
2019-10-16 06:00Fivebough Wetlands4
2019-10-14 12:10Leeton Sewage Ponds4
2019-10-14 06:31Western Treatment Plant (Werribee)--Western Lagoons1
2019-10-11 11:00Lake Connewarre--Tait Point1
2019-10-16 08:40Western Treatment Plant (Werribee)
2019-10-21 16:48Skeleton Creek Boardwalk (Sanctuary Lakes)1
2019-10-11 11:00Narrandera Wetlands4
2019-10-21 14:00West Wyalong STW and Rotary Park Wetlands1
2019-10-15 10:40Cummins Reserve and Wetlands (Yea)1
2019-10-11 07:18Henley Golf Course (Restricted access)1
2019-10-09 11:44Dandenong Valley Wetland3
2019-10-16 13:30Gooramadda Road Wetlands (Rutherglen)3
2019-10-21 11:45Gum Swamp TSR (Forbes)1
2019-10-19 16:35Swan Lake (Phillip Island)1
2019-10-17 11:15Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park--Chiltern Valley #1 Dam1
2019-10-09 07:00Rhyll1
2019-10-19 13:25Marrambidya Wetland1
2019-10-17 14:28Loveday Cove (Lake Cooby)1
2019-10-13 10:27Wirilda Environment Park1
2019-10-21 14:20Putta Bucca Wetlands, Mudgee2
2019-10-19 07:34Tumut Wetlands1
2019-10-08 10:30Lake Galletly (University of Queensland - Gatton campus)1
2019-10-13 12:15Tingha3
2019-10-15 15:28Atkinsons Dam8
2019-10-14 08:14Lake Dyer, Bill Gunn Dam, Laidley1
2019-10-20 15:10Lake Guyatt (Sale)1
2019-10-21 16:11Lake Samsonvale--Postmans Track1
2019-10-08 12:18Narango Road, Dabee1
2019-10-19 06:45Lake Samsonvale--Golds Scrub Lane (some areas restricted access)5
2019-10-13 07:30Anstead SES Depot (Hawkesbury Rd)1
2019-10-12 14:00Ginninderra Creek--Nicholls2
2019-10-08 16:50Fred Bucholz Park, Tamborine1
2019-10-18 08:57Apsley River, Walcha1
2019-10-19 11:20Farm Dams along Boyland Rd, Boyland1
2019-10-18 13:10Lake Tyers, township and beach1
2019-10-13 06:15Tea Trees Wetland (Arundel)1
2019-10-19 08:40Richmond Lowlands1
2019-10-17 11:00Bushells Lagoon2
2019-10-09 13:30Snowy Flats near Brodribb River bridge6
2019-10-13 17:08Seapeace (restricted access)2
2019-10-21 08:00Morpeth1
2019-10-11 15:17Stockton Sandspit1
2019-10-19 14:00Boyters Lane, Jerseyville3