WoRMS taxon details

Platalea alba Scopoli, 1786

212707  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:212707)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh
Not documented
Description Length: 91 cm. Plumage: all white. Immature white with black tips to primaries and underwing coverts and black streaks on...  
Description Length: 91 cm. Plumage: all white. Immature white with black tips to primaries and underwing coverts and black streaks on head. Bare parts: iris white, pale blue or light grey; facial skin red, olive yellow in immature; bill upper mandible grey with red edges, lower mandible black with yellow edges and spots, yellowish horn in immature; feet and legs pink or red in adult, blackish in immature. Habitat: coastal lagoons and estuaries inland waters. <388><393><391> [details]
WoRMS (2018). Platalea alba Scopoli, 1786. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=212707 on 2018-12-19
Date
action
by
1998-08-17 09:55:16Z
created
Depew, Lorna
1998-09-25 09:27:15Z
changed
2011-04-08 06:18:06Z
checked

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basis of record Brown, L.H., E.K. Urban & K. Newman (1982). The Birds of Africa, Volume I. Academic Press, London. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Description Length: 91 cm. Plumage: all white. Immature white with black tips to primaries and underwing coverts and black streaks on head. Bare parts: iris white, pale blue or light grey; facial skin red, olive yellow in immature; bill upper mandible grey with red edges, lower mandible black with yellow edges and spots, yellowish horn in immature; feet and legs pink or red in adult, blackish in immature. Habitat: coastal lagoons and estuaries inland waters. <388><393><391> [details]
 

LanguageName 
Dutch Afrikaanse lepelaar  [details]
English African spoonbill  [details]
French spatule d'Afrique  [details]
German Afrikanischer Löffler  [details]