Nonnatives - White Spoonbill

White Spoonbill - Platalea leucorodia

Florida's Exotic Wildlife. Species detail.

First year: 1992

Extirpated year:

Established status: Species were formerly present in Florida, but are no longer present.

Estimated Florida range: 2 counties  Not reported breeding

Statewide trend: Unknown status

Threats to natives:  Unknown

Species Account: Native to Europe and Asia.


County First Year Extirpated Year Breeding status Notes
Hillsborough 1992   Not reported breeding Busch Gardens
Pinellas 1992   Not reported breeding 1 escaped from Busch Gardens and was seen in this county


Pranty, B. 1996b. A birder's guide to Florida. American Birding Association, Inc., Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA.

Stevenson, H. M., and B. H. Anderson. 1994. The birdlife of Florida. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

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