Roseate Spoonbill

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The Roseate Spoonbill is 80 cm tall, with a 130 cm wingspan. It has long legs, a long neck, and a long, spatulate bill. Adults have a bare greenish head and a white neck, back, and breast (with a tuft of pink feathers in the center when breeding), and are otherwise a deep pink. The bill is grey.

Unlike herons, spoonbills fly with their necks outstretched. They alternate groups of stiff, shallow wing-beats with glides

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Roseate Spoonbill, Animal Kingdom

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