The Big, Beautiful Bird With the Bizarre Bill

February 21, 2014 at 5:45 am (Birds- Florida, Great Florida Birding Trail, Nature, Wildlife, Zoos) (, , , , )

Roseate Spoonbill

Roseate Spoonbill

I do love that alliterative title… The roseate spoonbill possesses not only a unique snout and “bald” head, it also has a gorgeous outfit. ¬†Even the Cornell Lab of Ornithology uses the word “bizarre” to describe this large wading bird, commonly seen along the southern U.S. coasts.

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Many non-birders mistake the spoonbill for a flamingo solely because of its size and color. Read the rest of this entry »

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