Breeding season: July to November in the south. Clutch size is two to four. Often nests in colonies with other water birds, such as Ibises and Royal Spoonbills. Nest is a shallow, unlined platform of sticks, rushes and reeds, positioned in high forks of trees over water or in among reed beds. Males collect nest materials. Females build the nest. Both sexes incubate the eggs and care for the young.
Yellow face and spatulate (spoon-shaped) bill.
Source: Atlas of Living Australia
Yellow-billed Spoonbills can use much smaller bodies of water than the related Royal Spoonbills.
Carnivore. Feeds on aquatic insects and their larvae, using its bill to sweep shallow waters for prey.
Found in freshwater wetlands and swamps, and occasionally saltwater areas.
Native to Australia