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
VideosSee all 41 videos
An adult foraging and swallowing a prey item. Locality Tárcoles River, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica (Monotypic species)
Richard Garrigues 30 May 2012 1 year ago 30 sec 4.6
Pair. Locality Colonia San Joaquín, San Javier, Santa Fe Province, Argentina
Martin Manassero 22 December 2013 16 weeks ago 45 sec 4.4
An individual resting on the water on one leg. Locality Fazenda Praia Alta, Tocantins State, Brazil (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 4 August 2011 1 year ago 17 sec 4.4
Two birds feeding with Snowy and Great Egrets, Laughing Gulls and Brown Pelicans Locality San Blas, Nayarit State, Mexico (Northern) (Monotypic species)
Greg R Homel 2005 6 years ago 47 sec 4.3
An adult feeding on the water Locality Cayo Coco, Ciego de Avila Province, Cuba (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 9 August 2004 8 years ago 28 sec 4.3
An immature feeding on a marsh Locality Cayo Coco, Ciego de Avila Province, Cuba (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 9 August 2004 8 years ago 26 sec 4.2
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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 27 weeks ago 4.7
Colhereiro com a garça branca pequena
Locality São Vicente, São Paulo State, Brazil
Lindolfo Souto 5 April 2012 1 year ago 4.4
Locality Santos, São Paulo State, Brazil
Lindolfo Souto 5 June 2013 44 weeks ago 4.4
A bird pauses while foraging.
Locality Florida, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Evan Buck 11 December 2012 1 year ago 4.4
Locality Everglades National Park, Florida, USA (United States)
Lutz Dürselen 3 February 2013 1 week ago ADDED LAST MONTH 4.3
Locality Tacuarembó Department, Uruguay
Santiago Carvalho 1 year ago 4.3
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