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African Spoonbill

Platalea alba Scopoli, 1786

The African spoonbill is a long-legged wading bird of the ibis and spoonbill family Threskiornithidae. The species is widespread across Africa and Madagascar, including Botswana, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Pelecaniformes
Family:
  Threskiornithidae
Genus:
   Platalea
Scientific:
  Platalea alba


Original description

Citation:
  Scopoli, 1786

Reference:
  Del.Flor.Faun.Insubr. p.92

Protonym:
  Platalea alba

Link:
  http://bibdigital.rjb.csic.es/ing/Libro.php?Libro=2427


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  F86BB1D3818BDB03

Avibase ID:
  avibase-F86BB1D3

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/F86BB1D3


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 174935

Geographic range:

  • Platalea alba: Africa south of the Sahara and Madagascar
English:
African Spoonbill
Catalan:
Becplaner africà
Czech:
kolpík africký
Danish:
Afrikansk Skestork
German:
Rotgesichtlöffler
Spanish:
Espátula Africana
Spanish (Spain):
Espátula Africana
Finnish:
afrikankapustahaikara
French:
Spatule d'Afrique
Croatian:
Afrička žličarka
Hungarian:
Afrikai kanalasgém
Icelandic:
Afríkuspænir
Italian:
Spatola africana
Japanese (romaji):
afurikaherasagi
Japanese:
アフリカヘラサギ
Lithuanian:
Baltoji girnovė
Dutch:
Afrikaanse Lepelaar
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Afrikaskeistork
Norwegian:
Afrikaskjestork
Polish:
warzęcha czerwonolica
Portuguese:
Colhereiro-africano
Russian:
Белая колпица
Slovak:
lyžičiar ružovonohý
Serbian:
Afrički kašičar
Swedish:
afrikansk skedstork
Ukrainian:
Косар африканський
Chinese:
非洲琵鹭
Chinese (Traditional):
非洲琵鷺


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
African Spoonbill ( Platalea alba)
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
African Spoonbill ( Platalea alba)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
African Spoonbill ( Platalea alba)
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
African Spoonbill ( Platalea alba)
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
African Spoonbill ( Platalea alba)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
African Spoonbill ( Platalea alba)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
African Spoonbill ( Platalea alba)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
African Spoonbill ( Platalea alba)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
African Spoonbill ( Platalea alba)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
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Birdlife checklist version 00:
African Spoonbill ( Platalea alba)
Birdlife checklist version 01:
African Spoonbill ( Platalea alba)
Birdlife checklist version 02:
African Spoonbill ( Platalea alba)
Birdlife checklist version 03:
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Birdlife checklist version 04:
African Spoonbill ( Platalea alba)
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
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Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
African Spoonbill ( Platalea alba)
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
African Spoonbill ( Platalea alba)
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
African Spoonbill ( Platalea alba)
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
African Spoonbill ( Platalea alba)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
African Spoonbill ( Platalea alba)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
African Spoonbill ( Platalea alba)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
African Spoonbill ( Platalea alba)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
African Spoonbill ( Platalea alba)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
African Spoonbill ( Platalea alba)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Spatule d'Afrique ( Platalea alba)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Spatule d'Afrique ( Platalea alba)
Clements 1st edition:
African Spoonbill ( Platalea alba)
Clements, version 2021:
African Spoonbill ( Platalea alba)
Clements 3rd edition:
African Spoonbill ( Platalea alba)
Clements 4th edition:
African Spoonbill ( Platalea alba)
Clements 5th edition (as published):
African Spoonbill ( Platalea alba)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition:
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
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Clements, version 2015:
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Clements, version 2016:
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Clements, version 2017:
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Clements, version 2018:
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Clements, version 2019:
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eBird version 1.50:
African Spoonbill ( Platalea alba)
eBird version 1.52:
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eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2016:
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eBird version 2017:
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eBird version 2018:
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eBird version 2019:
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eBird version 2021:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
African Spoonbill ( Platalea alba)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
African Spoonbill ( Platalea alba)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
African Spoonbill ( Platalea alba)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
African Spoonbill ( Platalea alba)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
African Spoonbill ( Platalea alba)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
African Spoonbill ( Platalea alba)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
African Spoonbill ( Platalea alba)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
African Spoonbill ( Platalea alba)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
African Spoonbill ( Platalea alba)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
African Spoonbill ( Platalea alba)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
African Spoonbill ( Platalea alba)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
African Spoonbill ( Platalea alba)
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
African Spoonbill ( Platalea alba)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
African Spoonbill ( Platalea alba)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
African Spoonbill ( Platalea alba)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
African Spoonbill ( Platalea alba)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
African Spoonbill ( Platalea alba)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
African Spoonbill ( Platalea alba)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
African Spoonbill ( Platalea alba)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
African Spoonbill ( Platalea alba)
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
African Spoonbill ( Platalea alba)
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Platalea alba
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Platalea alba
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Platalea alba
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
African Spoonbill ( Platalea alba)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
African Spoonbill ( Platalea alba)
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
African Spoonbill ( Platalea alba)
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
African Spoonbill ( Platalea alba)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Platalea alba
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Platalea alba

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Afrikaans: Lepelaar
Asturian: Paletón africanu
Azerbaijani: ağ ərsindimdik
Belarusian: Белая колпiца
Bulgarian: Африканска лопатарка
Bengali: িঅচিকান চাভচঠুুঁটি
Bengali (transliteration): āphrikāna cāmacaṭhum̐ṭi*
Breton: Spanell dremm ruz
Catalan: Bec planer africà, Becplaner africà
Catalan (Balears): Bec planer africà
Czech: Kolpík africký
Welsh: Llwybig Affrica
Danish: Afrikansk Skestork
German: Afrika-Löffler, Afrikanischer Loffler, Afrikanischer Löffler, AfrikanischerLöffle, Rosenfußlöffler, Rotgesichtlöffler, Schmalschnabel-Löffler
Greek: Αφρικαvική χoυλιαρoμύτα, Αφρικανική Χουλιαρομύτα
English: African Spoonbill
English, HBW: African Spoonbill
English (IOC): African Spoonbill
English (Kenya): African Spoonbill
English (United States): African Spoonbill
Esperanto: Afrika plataleo
Spanish: Espátula Africana
Spanish (Spain): Espátula Africana
Spanish (HBW): African Spoonbill
Estonian: aafrika luitsnokk-iibis
Basque: Becplaner africà , Mokozabal afrikar, Mokozabal afrikarra
Finnish: Afrikankapustahaikara
French: Spatule africaine, Spatule blanche d'Afrique, Spatule d’Afrique, Spatule d'Afrique
Frisian: Afrikaanske leppelbek
Irish: Leitheadach Afracach
Galician: Becplaner africà , Cullereiro africano
Manx: Gob lhean Affrickagh
Hebrew: כפן אפריקני
Croatian: Afrička žličarka
Hungarian: Afrikai kanalasgém
Icelandic: Afríkuspænir
Italian: Spatola africana
Japanese (romaji): afurikaherasagi
Japanese: アフリカヘラサギ
Mongolian, Halh: шар халбаган хошуут
Kirghiz: ак кашык тумшук, ак кашыктумшук
Scientific: Paltalea alba, Platalea alba, Platalea tenuirostris
Lithuanian: Afrikinė girnovė, Afrikos girnovė, Baltoji girnovė
Latvian: Āfrikas karošknābis
Malagasy: Sotrobevava, Sotromolotro, Sotrosogny, Sotrovava, Vangadrano
Macedonian: Африканска чапја лажичарка
Mongolian: шар халбаган хошуут
Dutch: Afrikaanse Lepelaar
Norwegian Nynorsk: Afrikaskeistork
Norwegian: Afrikaskjestork
Polish: warzecha czerwonolica, warzęcha czerwonolica
Portuguese: Colhereiro-africano
Portuguese (Portugal): Colhereiro-africano
Rhaeto-Romance: Palut african
Romanian: Lopătar african
Russian: Африканская колпица, Белая колпица, Колпица африканская, узкоклювая колпица
Northern Sami: Afrihkáspoađđoháigir
Slovak: Lyžičiar ružovonohý
Slovenian: afriška žličarka
Serbian: Afrički kašičar
Sotho, Southern: Molomo-khaba
Swedish: Afrikansk skedstork
Swahili: Domomwiko wa Afrika
Turkish: Afrika Kaşıkçısı
Ukrainian: Косар африканський
Chinese: 非洲琵鹭
Chinese (Traditional): 非洲琵鷺
Zulu: iNkenkane

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