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Roseate spoonbill

Platalea ajaja

Description:

Roseate spoonbills are resident from Nicoya gulf to Tarcoles, but they can also be found on certain locations on Caribe coast. They grow to a height of 32 inches with a wingspan of 50 inches and show intense contrasting colors on their environment, especially during their breeding season (with some yellowish patches on neck and head). There are no recent studios on local populations, but big numbers are still managed, probably up to 10.000 individuals. Their environment has been severely damaged on the last 3 decades, but the protection on outer mangroove zones and their nesting locations, and the recent prohibition of all sport hunting in Costa Rica, mean a promising future for the species.



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6 Comments

Daniel-CR
Daniel-CR 5 years ago

Thank you friends for your comments !

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

Superb scene.

Gorgeous photo!

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 5 years ago

That's a welcome eyeful :)

staccyh
staccyh 5 years ago

Such a great photo! :)

Nayeli
Nayeli 5 years ago

Great pic!

Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Lat: 9.87, Long: -84.76

Spotted on Oct 10, 2013
Submitted on Oct 10, 2013

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