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Roseate spoonbill +

Platalea ajaja

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  • Roseate spoonbill
  • Roseate spoonbill
  • Roseate spoonbill
  • Roseate spoonbill

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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.

Classification:

Order: storks and relatives; family: ibis and spoonbill One of six spoonbill species, all belonging to the same genus.

Diet:

Very small fish, crustaceans and aquatic insects

Habitat:

Primarily coastal and flooded area

Reproduction:

Breeds in colonies; usually lays 2–3 eggs; incubation: 22 days

Status according to Red List/ distribution area

Least concern (LC)

Status according to Red List:Least concern (LC)

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