Roseate Spoonbills are wading birds and they are between 71 and 86 cms (28 - 34 inches) in length, they have a wingspan between 120 and 130 cms (47 - 51 inches) and they weigh between 1200 and 1800 g (42 - 64 oz).
They are pink in colour with relatively long legs and a long, flat, spoon-shaped bill.
Roseate Spoonbills inhabit mangrove swamps and mud flats in southern USA and central and South America.
Roseate Spoonbills mainly feed on fish, frogs, other aquatic creatures. They feed by swishing their bill back and forward through shallow water.
Roseate Spoonbills nest in mangrove trees and they lay between 2 and 5 eggs.
Snakes and other birds prey upon the eggs and chicks of Roseate Spoonbills.