Roseate Spoonbill

Platalea ajaja

Height:Up to 30"
Weight:3 lbs
Geographic Distribution:Gulf Coast of North America, Caribbean, Central America and South America
Habitat:Coastal marshes, lagoons, mudflats, and mangroves
Wild Diet:Small fish, aquatic invertebrates
Zoo Diet:Capelin, Mazuri Flamingo Complete
Status in the Wild:Least Concern
Location:The Swamp

Like their name suggests, the roseate spoonbill has light rose to pink feathers on its wings and undersides while its neck and back are white. Their long, thin legs are pink with black splotches. Both males and females sport scarlet patches on their wings and rump. The iconic spoon-shaped bill is long, flat, and gray.