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A striking image of a single roseate spoonbill flying directly overhead against a partly cloudy sky with wings fully outstretched.
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This distinctive bird is a resident of Florida, breeding from the Keys north to Tampa Bay and dispersing along the Gulf and Atlantic coasts from July through October. Roseate spoonbills are found in coastal flats, lagoons and marshes, rarely inland, and often nest in colonies with herons.
They are large wading birds with a mostly pink body, white on the back and neck, with a bare head. The spatulate bill of Platalea ajaja is swept back and forth through the water and mud feeling for aquatic invertebrates.
(Subject description from the artist's Wild Florida Photo website www.wildflphoto.com)
September 1st, 2013
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