The Roseate Spoonbill is a long-legged wading bird that stands close to three feet tall. Adults are mostly pink, with white heads. When feeding, they swing their long, spoon-shaped bills through the water and underlying sediments, straining them for small animals.
Photo: Mike Habeck.
Roseate Spoonbills occur in coastal regions throughout much of the tropical Americas. They live and breed in southern Florida and along much of the Gulf Coast of Texas, less frequently along other parts of the Gulf.