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Yellow-billed Spoonbill
Platalea flavipes

The larger of the two native spoonbills to Australia, the Yellow-billed is more of an inland species, favouring freshwater, while the Royal Spoonbill can also be coastal. They are large birds at 76-91 cm in length and have a much longer bill, which is used to sweep through silt and mud to filter out invertebrates.

Yellow-billed Spoonbill

1: Laratinga Wetlands, Mt Barker, SA, 26/01/2012.