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Platalea leucorodia (Eurasian Spoonbill)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Eurasian spoonbill or common spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia) is a wading bird of the ibis and spoonbill family Threskiornithidae. The genus name Platalea is from Latin and means "broad", referring to the distinctive shape of the bill, and leucorodia is from Ancient Greek leukerodios "spoonbill", itself derived from leukos, "white" and erodios "heron".
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Infraspecies

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
7
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
31
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 14.7223
EDGE Score: 2.75508

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  3.38 lbs (1.533 kg)
Birth Weight [2]  76 grams
Female Weight [1]  3.064 lbs (1.39 kg)
Male Weight [1]  3.697 lbs (1.677 kg)
Weight Dimorphism [1]  20.6 %
Diet [3]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Carnivore (Vertebrates), Piscivore, Herbivore
Diet - Ectothermic [3]  10 %
Diet - Fish [3]  10 %
Diet - Invertibrates [3]  70 %
Diet - Plants [3]  10 %
Forages - Water Surface [3]  100 %
Clutch Size [6]  4
Clutches / Year [5]  1
Fledging [1]  48 days
Incubation [5]  23 days
Mating Display [2]  Ground display
Maximum Longevity [4]  30 years
Snout to Vent Length [1]  34 inches (86 cm)
Speed [7]  31.541 MPH (14.1 m/s)
Wing Span [7]  4.264 feet (1.3 m)
Female Maturity [4]  3 years
Male Maturity [4]  3 years

Ecoregions

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Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Range Map

Distribution

Vallée de la Haine en aval de Mons (Bernissart; Boussu; Hensies; Jurbise; Mons; Quaregnon; Saint-Ghi;

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Nathan P. Myhrvold, Elita Baldridge, Benjamin Chan, Dhileep Sivam, Daniel L. Freeman, and S. K. Morgan Ernest. 2015. An amniote life-history database to perform comparative analyses with birds, mammals, and reptiles. Ecology 96:3109
2Terje Lislevand, Jordi Figuerola, and Tamás Székely. 2007. Avian body sizes in relation to fecundity, mating system, display behavior, and resource sharing. Ecology 88:1605
3Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
4de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
5British Trust for Ornithology
6Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
7Alerstam T, Rosén M, Bäckman J, Ericson PGP, Hellgren O (2007) Flight Speeds among Bird Species: Allometric and Phylogenetic Effects. PLoS Biol 5(8): e197. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0050197
8ROLE OF THE THREE-SPINED STICKLEBACK GASTEROSTEUS ACULEATUS L. IN THE FOOD ECOLOGY OF THE SPOONBILL PLATALEA LEUCORODIA, JAN H. KEMPER, Behaviour 132 (15-16) (1995), p. 1285-1299
9Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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