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Common Spoonbill

(Platalea leucorodia, kanalasgem)

Common Spoonbill
Photo: Zoltan Vajda / Kiskunsag National Park

The Common Spoonbill nests in colonies in trees or reedbeds of tranquil marshy wetlands. A wading bird, it feeds on various fish, frogs and other water creatures it “spoons out” from the shallow waters. Its Hungarian name, kanalasgem (gem = heron) might suggest that it is a type of heron, but it belongs to the ibis family, and it does not usually share colonies with storks or herons.

It regularly breeds in Hungary; and it raises its chicks between the months of April and June. It is a migratory bird.

Strictly protected

Source: One Year in the Kiskunsag National Park 2008 Calendar (Egy év a Kiskunsági Nemzeti Parkban 2008)


Common Spoonbill

Birdwatching in Hungary