roseate spoonbill

noun

Definition of roseate spoonbill

: a spoonbill (Ajaia ajaja) that is found from the southern U.S. to Patagonia and has chiefly pink plumage

Examples of roseate spoonbill in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Port Aransas' marshy nature preserves and estuaries are havens for hundreds of bird species, including pelicans, ducks, and the majestic roseate spoonbill, the destination's flamingo-pink official bird. Anne Olivia Bauso, Travel + Leisure, 25 Apr. 2021 Many come to see the colorful roseate spoonbill, which thrive in an area considered the nation’s largest undeveloped mangrove ecosystem. Larry Bleiberg, USA TODAY, 20 Sep. 2020 And here was mine, rocketing past some lazily flapping roseate spoonbills, then banking hard and backpedaling. The Editors, Field & Stream, 18 May 2020 There are more than 360 species of birds, including the great blue heron and the diminutive green variety, purple gallinules and roseate spoonbills, the white ibis and the black skimmer. Allen G. Breed, sun-sentinel.com, 3 Dec. 2019 The Indigo Trail is another popular birding site, where at certain parts of the four-mile trail birds like ibises and colorful roseate spoonbills can be seen. Visit Florida, Discover Magazine, 11 June 2019 The Indigo Trail is another popular birding site, where at certain parts of the four-mile trail birds like ibises and colorful roseate spoonbills can be seen. Visit Florida, Discover Magazine, 11 June 2019 The Indigo Trail is another popular birding site, where at certain parts of the four-mile trail birds like ibises and colorful roseate spoonbills can be seen. Visit Florida, Discover Magazine, 11 June 2019 The Indigo Trail is another popular birding site, where at certain parts of the four-mile trail birds like ibises and colorful roseate spoonbills can be seen. Visit Florida, Discover Magazine, 11 June 2019

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circa 1785, in the meaning defined above

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“Roseate spoonbill.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/roseate%20spoonbill. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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