The name of the African Spoonbill comes from the singular shape of its bill looking like a spatula. It sweeps this bill from side to side to probe water and silt, catching small fishes and other aquatic organisms it feeds on.
- Family : Threskiornithidae
- Habitat : Shallow, lakes in Africa. Coastal areas.
- Food : Fish, amphibians, crustaceans, insects
- Weight : 1,8 kg
- Height : 90 cm
- Lifespan : 20 years
- Incubation : 27 days
- Clutch : 2 to 4 eggs
- Animal's legal status :
- IUCN : LC - Least Concern (2004)