roseate spoonbill


Definition of roseate spoonbill

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

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Reviving southern marshes could help revive wading bird populations, particularly roseate spoonbills that have begun leaving Florida Bay where the historically nested. Jenny Staletovich, miamiherald, "Vast reservoir is key to state Everglades plan. Federal concerns could derail it," 5 June 2018 Away from Florida, roseate spoonbills are considered rare anywhere in North Carolina and especially so at inland locations. Taylor Piephoff, charlotteobserver, "Another rarity shows up: A roseate spoonbill," 30 May 2018 Woodstorks, roseate spoonbills and egrets fish the salt marsh. Bob Rountree,, "The Talbot Islands: paradise on the edge," 10 Apr. 2018 Even roseate spoonbills fell just slightly below a dismal average, which is better than plunging even lower. Jenny Staletovich, miamiherald, "Record rain led to bonanza year for Florida’s wading birds. Just not in the right places | Miami Herald," 29 Mar. 2018 Spot gentle West Indian manatees hovering below the surface, roseate spoonbills feeding near the water’s edge and the occasional bald eagle circling above in search of marsh rabbits. Smithsonian, "Discover more of Fort Myers and Sanibel's pristine beaches.," 12 July 2017 Safe at the zoo At Zoo Miami, flamingos, as well as roseate spoonbills, were moved to a temporary enclosure in a hurricane-resistant structure at the zoo. Doug Criss, CNN, "As Irma raged, Floridians stopped to take care of creatures great and small," 11 Sep. 2017

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circa 1785, in the meaning defined above

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