Hungry Chick ~ Platalea ajaja

Roseate Spoonbill (sci: Platalea ajaja) Espátula Rosada.

“Gorgeous at a distance and bizarre up close is the Roseate Spoonbill. Locally common in coastal Florida, Texas, and southwest Louisiana, they are usually in small flocks, often associating with other waders.

Spoonbills feed in shallow waters, walking forward slowly while they swing their heads from side to side, sifting the muck with their wide flat bills” field-guide.


Laguna Madre – Tidal Pools© staff