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
2020-05-20 10:57Yanchep National Park4
2020-05-19 16:08Lake Joondalup8
2020-05-23 09:20Perry Lakes Reserve2
2020-05-26 13:38Herdsman Lake1
2020-05-10 10:12Glendalough Open Space1
2020-05-27 08:51Lake Monger Reserve1
2020-05-08 14:00Lake Richmond1
2020-04-29 08:46West Perth1
2020-05-20 07:00Bibra Lake3
2020-05-01 09:19Clydesdale Reserve1
2020-05-16 08:18Beeliar Regional Park--Yangebup Lake1
2020-05-16 14:00Baigup Wetlands (Bayswater)1
2020-05-03 09:53Len Howard Conservation Park (Erskine)10
2020-05-08 13:55Erskine Lakes8
2020-05-23 08:30The Spectacles Wetlands1
2020-04-30 10:34The Chimneys (Erskine)3
2020-04-29 15:00Tomato Lake Reserve2
2020-05-22 08:30Alcoa Wellard Wetlands
2020-05-21 08:00Walyunga National Park1
2020-05-03 07:50Nairns (Coodanup)4
2020-05-22 16:15Stirling Estate Wetlands5
2020-05-13 10:13Big Swamp (Bunbury)2
2020-05-21 08:50Mangrove Boardwalk (Bunbury)1
2020-05-03 08:53Leicester Wetlands7
2020-05-12 14:48Ocean Beach--Beach7
2020-05-16 13:50Boggy Lake9
2020-05-16 13:04Lake McIntyre1
2020-05-10 07:15Yankabilly Island7
2020-05-01 13:00Junction Island Wildlife Reserve2
2020-05-06 10:00Psyche Bend Rd, Irymple2
2020-05-25 15:11Lake Hamilton2
2020-05-22 12:03Peter Faust Dam--Lake Proserpine1
2020-05-24 10:17Curdies River, Peterborough3
2020-05-03 16:30Dunach State Forest--Northeast Block1
2020-05-15 12:01Tandarra Water Storage1
2020-05-14 12:15Lake Colac3
2020-05-15 13:10Tang Tang Swamp Wildlife Reserve1
2020-05-25 16:35UBLN Site 9: McKays Swamp1
2020-05-13 10:00Knowsley State Forest1
2020-05-22 12:59Greens Lake, Corop1
2020-04-30 09:26Barwon River at Horseshoe Bend Rd3
2020-05-07 09:03Limeburners Lagoon State Nature Reserve3
2020-05-28 09:43Lake Connewarre South Shore1
2020-05-26 07:51Western Treatment Plant--Western Lagoons1
2020-05-23 08:48Western Treatment Plant7
2020-05-18 07:45Heathdale Glen Orden Wetland1
2020-05-09 14:03Swan Bay Jetty8
2020-05-13 07:00Narran Lake Nature Reserve3
2020-05-03 13:27Skeleton Creek Boardwalk4
2020-05-08 13:48Doug Grant Reserve5
2020-05-18 10:27Apex Park (Altona)1
2020-05-10 11:32Edwards Point Wildlife Reserve--Cliff Street Swale6
2020-04-30 10:45Edwards Point Wildlife Reserve2
2020-05-16 10:30Cummins Reserve and Wetlands1
2020-05-10 13:20Edithvale-Seaford Wetlands--Seaford1
2020-05-28 08:44Eastern Treatment Plant--Boundary Rd Wetlands1
2020-05-25 07:32Henley Golf Course (restricted access)2
2020-05-24 13:07Devilbend Reservoir1
2020-05-08 07:12Frog Hollow Reserve1
2020-05-10 07:25St. George Weir2
2020-05-19 06:50Rhyll Inlet5
2020-05-24 06:55Rhyll2
2020-05-24 12:20Winton Wetlands2
2020-05-14 06:00Barwon River at Collarenebri3
2020-05-27 12:29Rockhampton--Lakes Creek Reserve1
2020-05-10 08:30Wonga Wetlands4
2020-05-15 11:00Port Alma Rd--Eight Mile Ck freshwater wetland1
2020-05-15 15:00Nooramunga Marine Park--McLoughlins Beach1
2020-04-30 05:55Round Waterhole1
2020-05-26 10:44Lake Guyatt1
2020-05-18 09:23Sale Common Nature Conservation Reserve5
2020-05-17 11:51Narrabri Lake1
2020-05-15 15:29Dalby-Kogan Rd at Condamine River1
2020-05-20 17:06Metung2
2020-05-21 08:13Lake Tyers Beach1
2020-05-17 12:15Hamilton Park (Leyburn)1
2020-05-09 07:30Loveday Cove (Lake Cooby)3
2020-04-28 08:44Lockyer Siding Rd at -27.50735, 152.080672
2020-05-17 09:45Lake Apex Park (Gatton)1
2020-05-22 08:20Millers Road, Adare1
2020-05-22 12:05Lake Clarendon3
2020-05-27 08:39Atkinsons Dam2
2020-05-25 13:06Little Llangothlin Nature Reserve2
2020-05-27 14:15Jesse Wickman Park, Minden, Lockyer Valley1
2020-05-09 08:25Richmond Lowlands1
2020-05-16 09:45Biffins Lane, Cawdor1
2020-05-19 15:00Bushells Lagoon1
2020-05-24 06:45Pitt Town Lagoon1
2020-05-09 07:37Varroville1
2020-04-29 11:08Noorumba Reserve, Rosemeadow2
2020-05-24 13:30Finland Rd at -26.613,153.067, Pacific Paradise4
2020-04-30 16:10Moggill Wetlands1