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Roseate Spoonbill

Platalea ajaja


A bizarre wading bird of the southern coasts, the Roseate Spoonbill uses its odd bill to strain small food items out of the water. Its bright pink coloring leads many Florida tourists to think they have seen a flamingo.



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41 Comments (1–25)

James McNair
James McNair 8 years ago


James McNair
James McNair 8 years ago

Thanks Desmond

Desmond.E.S.O 8 years ago

Yes! Big Congrats!

James McNair
James McNair 9 years ago

Thank you Ashley. I greatly appreciate your help and that of all the other Rangers. I have learned so much this past 8 months. I look forward to continuing my education.

AshleyT 9 years ago

Congrats James, well deserved!

James McNair
James McNair 9 years ago

Thank you Luis and Antonio

LuisStevens 9 years ago

Congrats James!

great spotting and amazing milestone,4000th is not for everyone :-)
Congrats on the well deserved SOTW and thanks for sharing such a beautiful spotting page

James McNair
James McNair 9 years ago

Thank you Dilan and armadeus

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 9 years ago

Congratulations James!!!A colorful bird!!

armadeus.4 9 years ago

Congratulations James :) Very well deserved!!!

James McNair
James McNair 9 years ago

Thank you again to all those in the PN community who have supported me and who have enjoyed my spottings. I appreciate the support and ALL the natural beauty that you have all shared with me and the rest of the PN. Keep posting all the magnificent weird and bizarre life forms from your wonderful part of the world.

pamsai 9 years ago

congrats James...

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago


sunnyjosef 9 years ago

James, this is a colorful bird indeed... Congrats on your SOTW..

DanielePralong 9 years ago

Congratulations James, and well done on the 4000+ contributions you've shared with us so far.

Pradeep Kumar
Pradeep Kumar 9 years ago

congratulations James!!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 9 years ago

Very interesting ! Thanks for sharing this and Congratulations on your SOTW !!

James McNair
James McNair 9 years ago

Thank you to all the Rangers. You are very generous and I am thrilled! Thanks Mark!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Hey James.. congratulations.

KarenL 9 years ago

Congrats james, our Ranger team has chosen your fabulous roseate spoonbill as its Spotting of the Week! The spoonbill gets its incredible pink coloration from its diet of crustaceans – just like the flamingo!


James McNair
James McNair 9 years ago

Thank you Fyn and Larry. I am honored and incredibly flattered by the nomination. I just posted my 4000th spotting and almost 25000 pics in past 8 months. I wish good luck to all the other nominees but would be lying if I didn't say I have everything crossed for me. Thanks again for the recognition.

LarryGraziano 9 years ago

Congrats on this great accomplishment!

Fyn Kynd
Fyn Kynd 9 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

James McNair
James McNair 9 years ago

Thanks to all who helped make this my most liked spotting so far!

James McNair
Spotted by
James McNair

Florida, USA

Spotted on Aug 26, 2014
Submitted on Aug 26, 2014

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