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Roseate Spoonbill

Platalea ajaja

Description:

This tall bird measures about two feet tall with a wingspan of up to four feet. It's distinctive pink color comes from the pigments in its diet which it filters out from the water.

Habitat:

Wet, marshy areas, urban areas, and estuaries.

Notes:

Commonly mistaken for the flamingo.

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ZackUmbarger
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ZackUmbarger

Orlando, Florida, USA

Spotted on Jul 22, 2012
Submitted on Sep 22, 2012

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