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Roseate spoonbills search for food alone as well as in small groups. Standing in the water, the species feeds by swinging its bill from side to side, disturbing the mud and then feeding on the small aquatic species found there.


ClassificationOrder: storks and relatives; family: ibis and spoonbill One of six spoonbill species, all belonging to the same genus.
DietVery small fish, crustaceans and aquatic insects
HabitatPrimarily coastal and flooded area
ReproductionBreeds in colonies; usually lays 2–3 eggs; incubation: 22 days

Status according to Red List

More information you will get on the web page of the IUCN Red List.

Verbreitung Rosa Löffler