Platalea ajaja, 25 February 2007

Platalea ajaja, the Roseate spoonbill;
Brevard county, Florida (25 February 2007).

We may not have hordes of wild flamingos flapping about like many out of state think, but we do something even cooler and more awkward: the Roseate spoonbill. Spoonbills can sport some excellent pink plumage to accompany their already-remarkable spoon-shaped bills. Watching a spoonbill sift the shallows with its bill is quite something to behold.

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