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 At the turn of the 20th century, Florida’s women’s clubs campaigned against the hunting of birds such as the roseate spoonbill and egret for their feathers, which had been used to decorate women’s hats during the Gilded Age. Sylvia Gurinsky, sun-sentinel.com, 17 Nov. 2021 The roseate spoonbill, like the flamingo a large, pink wading bird, is more widespread in the state and is not listed as threatened. Curt Anderson, ajc, 5 Nov. 2021 The roseate spoonbill, like the flamingo a large, pink wading bird, is more widespread in the state and is not listed as threatened. Curt Anderson, orlandosentinel.com, 5 Nov. 2021 Suggestions for a new state bird are all over the map, but four main contenders have emerged: the Florida scrub jay, flamingo, osprey and roseate spoonbill. Curt Anderson, orlandosentinel.com, 5 Nov. 2021 Suggestions for a new state bird are all over the map, but four main contenders have emerged: the Florida scrub jay, flamingo, osprey and roseate spoonbill. Curt Anderson, ajc, 5 Nov. 2021 This is the first record of a roseate spoonbill in Michigan, said Molly Keenan, communications and marketing coordinator at Michigan Audubon in an email to the Free Press. Kyle Davidson, Detroit Free Press, 20 July 2021 Last Friday, a roseate spoonbill was spotted in the Koch Warner Drain across the street from the Department of Natural Resources' Saline Fisheries Research Station. Kyle Davidson, Detroit Free Press, 20 July 2021 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 See More

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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 14 Aug. 2022.

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