This long-legged wading bird species can be found living in marshy wetlands and is often seen on the lagoon, its complex web of life providing the perfect habitat for these beautiful birds. They feed in shallow water on a smorgasbord of fish, molluscs, amphibians, crustaceans, insects and larvae.
Spoonbills have large, flat, spatulate bills and feed by wading through shallow water, sweeping the partly opened bill from side to side. The moment any small aquatic creature touches the inside of the bill, it is snapped shut. Long legs and thin, pointed toes enable it to walk easily through varying depths of water.