Bird of the Week, December 13, 2010
Roseate Spoonbill

Roseate Spoonbill. By: Ted Ardley

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The Roseate Spoonbill, a large wading bird and member of the spoonbill and ibis family, was one of the many species' impacted by the Gulf Oil Spill. Nesting in trees and shrubs, Roseate Spoonbills often inhabit mangroves along the coast. Once hunted to near extinction for its distinctive reddish plumes, the species population has rebounded, but coastal development and toxic contamination remain threats.

Bird Impacts and Lessons Learned of Gulf Oil Spill and Cleanup

American Bird Conservancy has produced a brief video about the Gulf Oil Spill and ways birds such as the Roseate Spoonbill can be better protected in the future. View Video

Roseate Spoonbill;Ted Ardley, Range Map;Natureserve, 2002.

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