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Roseate Spoonbills | A Bradenton-Birder Favorite




How are roseate spoonbills identified?  Roseate spoonbills are a Bradenton-Birder favorite!  They are easily identified thanks to their bright pink plumage and spoon-shaped bill!


Are roseate spoonbills related to flamingos?  No, roseate spoonbills are not related to flamingos. Even though they both are pink, long-legged wading birds with similar-looking heads and wing shapes spoonbills belong to the Coronaves and flamingos belong to the Metaves.


How do roseate spoonbills get their color?  Roseate spoonbills' pink color comes from the food they eat. Some of the crustaceans they eat feed on algae that give the spoonbills' feathers their rosy pink color.


Are roseate spoonbills endangered?  Roseate spoonbills are protected by the U.S. Migratory Bird Treaty Act and are a State-designated Threatened species by Florida's Endangered and Threatened Species Rule.


Are roseate spoonbills loners?  Roseate spoonbills are sociable birds, and they are known to feed, roost and fly in formation with others of their kind.


How do roseate spoonbills eat?  Roseate spoonbills feed by walking slowly through the water, swinging their distinctive spoon-shaped bills from side to side.


Are roseate spoonbill babies pink?  Roseate spoonbill hatchlings are fat, with salmon-pink skin covered in sparse white down.


While visiting the Bradenton area along the coast keep your eye out for these colorful birds.  They can be found in waterfront communities and preserves.  Be ready to take a photo!

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