Spoonbills are a waterbird, they are white in colour with long dark legs, a black bill with a yellow tip and a yellow breast patch. Whilst in flight they fly with both necks and legs extended, and in the water they feed with elegant sideward sweeps of their bill.
Their diet consists of aquatic insects, molluscs, newts, worms, leeches, frogs, tadpoles and small fish.
The female will lay a clutch of about 3 eggs, and both parents will take it in turns to incubate. The chicks will hatch one at a time.