Ibises and Spoonbills (Threskiornithidae)

Roseate Spoonbill (Platalea ajaja) - HBW 1, p. 506

French: Spatule rosée German: Rosalöffler Spanish: Espátula Rosada

Taxonomy: Platalea Ajaja Linnaeus, 1758, in America australi = Rio São Francisco, eastern Brazil, ex Marcgraf.
Often placed in monospecific genus Ajaia. Monotypic.

Distribution: SE USA and West Indies through Mexico and C America to S America: E of Andes, S to N Argentina; W of Andes in W Ecuador and NW Peru.

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