18 January, 2010

Roseate Spoonbill

Scientific Name: Platalea ajaja

Population Estimate: 100K to 250K

Range / Habitat: Prefers brackish costal marshes and lagoons, less frequently around fresh water. Ranges from both coasts of Mexico, though Central America, and down to central Argentina.

Field Notes: Unmistakable in range.

Personal Notes: We saw the top pair nesting at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

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