Roseate Spoonbill (Platalea ajaja) - HBW 1, p. 506
French: Spatule rosée
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.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
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An adult perched and trying to balance its self. Locality High Island, Galveston County, Texas, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Don DesJardin 25 April 2015 7 weeks ago 28 sec 5
Pair. Locality Colonia San Joaquín, San Javier, Santa Fe Province, Argentina
Martin Manassero 22 December 2013 1 year ago 45 sec 4.6
A bonded pair at the Smith Oaks Rookery. Locality High Island, Galveston County, Texas, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Don DesJardin 25 April 2015 7 weeks ago 22 sec 4.5
A bird. Locality San Agustín, Santa Fe Province, Argentina
Martin Manassero 23 March 2015 17 weeks ago 23 sec 4.5
An adult foraging and swallowing a prey item. Locality Tárcoles River, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica (Monotypic species)
Richard Garrigues 30 May 2012 3 years ago 30 sec 4.5
An individual resting on the water on one leg. Locality Fazenda Praia Alta, Tocantins State, Brazil (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 4 August 2011 3 years ago 17 sec 4.4
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2 birds feeding.
Locality Pre-Delta National Park, Entre Ríos Province, Argentina (Monotypic species)
Julián Mariano Alonso 15 August 2009 48 weeks ago 4.8
It was foraging among the White Ibises at the park.
Locality Lafreniere Park, Metairie, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, USA (United States)
Alexander Viduetsky 29 September 2013 1 year ago 4.8
Locality Port Aransas, Nueces County, Texas, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
George Scott 15 February 2011 1 year ago 4.6
Colhereiro com a garça branca pequena
Locality São Vicente, São Paulo State, Brazil
Lindolfo Souto 5 April 2012 2 years ago 4.5
Locality Santos, São Paulo State, Brazil
Lindolfo Souto 5 June 2013 2 years ago 4.4
A bird pauses while foraging.
Locality Florida, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Evan Buck 11 December 2012 2 years ago 4.4
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