Length: 25-35 in Wingspan: 45-50 in Weight: 3-5 lbs
Dark bird with curved light bill. Thin white lines on face. Wings and head with greenish iridescence. Bill, facial skin, and legs tend darker than White-Faced Ibis.
Range map by Neotropical Birds
The Roseate Spoonbill is a bizarre spectacle, from their namesake spoon bill, to their balding head that loses more feathers with age, to their shocking pink plumage that (like flamingos) is acquired from the crustaceans they eat.
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