Eurasian Spoonbill

Platalea leucordia

80 – 93 cm

120 – 135 cm

minor concern


aquatic invertebrates, amphibians, small fishes


Which came first? The kitchen utensil or the beak of this bird?

Gaudí was clear: all the answers are in nature. Many inventions have been inspired by birds, plants and animal’s designs. Looking at the beak of a bird we can deduce their type of feeding: if they are filtering, if they eat seeds, if they hunt, if they are used as weapons.

They feed in groups, walking through the water stirring the silt while moving the head side to side, filtering the water until it detects food with the tip of the beak, very sensitive.