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Roseate Spoonbill (Ajaia ajaja)

Roseate Spoonbill Scientific name: Ajaia ajaja
Common name (english): Roseate Spoonbill
Common name (spanish): Sevya, Espátula

The Roseate Spoonbill is a large bird, common in southeast of USA, carribean, chile and argentina.

It is recognisable by its bill shaped like a long spoon. The head is covered with white feather for the immature. However the adults lack feathers on that area which make this yellowish/grey color. The rest of the body is pink (lighter for the immature) and white above.

The Roseate Spoonbill lives in large colony in mangroves, swamp and other area with shallow saltwater or freshwater where with its beak it captures small fish, shrimp, crustacean and aquatic plant.

 
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