Roseate Spoonbill


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Scientific Name Platalea ajaja


The Roseate Spoonbill stands about 30 inches tall and has a heron-shaped body. The legs and eyes are red, and the feet and knees are blackish. The body is pink. During breeding their plumage can be a bright red or magenta color on their wing shoulders. Wing span is 3-4 feet. The tail is a tawny orange color.

Fun Facts

  • One of the main requirements of their habitat is the presence of shallow water areas in close proximity to nesting and roosting sites.
  • They nest in wetlands and on coastal islands in low trees, thick bushes, mangroves or reeds, and occasionally on the ground.

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