Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Roseate Spoonbill

We found a Roseate Spoonbill perched in a tree overlooking the Ensenada swamp on 8 July 2017. We have other spoonbill photos from the America Gulf Coast. They are found south through coastal and swampy areas of South America. Ornithologists are in general agreement that spoonbills are closely related to ibis and they classify them in the same bird family. Several spoonbill species are found around the world. The Roseate Spoonbill's closest relative appears to be Australia's Yellow-billed Spoonbill rather than other Eurasian species (Dumas 2000.)

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