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Roseate Spoonbill

Similar Birds:
 African Spoonbill
 Common Spoonbill
 Royal Spoonbill
 Black-Faced Spoonbill
 Yellow-Billed Spoonbill

Roseate Spoonbill

Roseate Spoonbill

Roseate Spoonbill
All images are Roseate Spoonbills at L'Oceanogràfic,
Valencia, Spain.© theanimalfiles.com
Latin Name Platalea ajaja
Conservation Status Least Concern
Location N & S America
Colour Pink
Length 71 - 86 cm (28 - 34 inches)
Wingspan 120 - 130 cm (47 - 51 inches)
Weight 1200 - 1800 g (42 - 64 oz)
Life Expectancy -

Main Characteristics

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.


There are no subspecies of the Roseate Spoonbill.

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