Above, Roseate Spoonbills mingle with heron, egret, and alligators at Myakka River State Park.
Below is a closer look at this unique bird, with its famous spooned beak, bald forehead, and large pink wings.
Considered one of Florida's most colorul birds, the roseate spoonbill also has patches of vivid yellow and deep crimson on its breast, in breeding adults. (Circle B Bar)
The roseate spoonbill is the only non-white member of the spoonbill family. It is a relative of the ibis, known for its own (curved) beak.
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