Baking: Roseate Spoonbill

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Platalea ajaja

Length: 25-35 in Wingspan: 45-50 in Weight: 3-5 lbs

Identification:

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.

roseatte_spoonbill

Distribution:

39445241

Range map by Neotropical Birds

Cool Facts:

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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References:

All About Birds

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