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Roseate Spoonbill

(Ajaia ajaja)

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Identification:

A large pink or light red wading bird with white neck and large, easily noticeable, spoon-shaped bill; immature bird is whitish to slightly pink; to 80cm (2.7ft); wingspan to 1.3m (4.2ft). (Espátula Rosada, Garza Rosada)

Habitat:

Lowland aquatic sites, mostly on Pacific slope; found around ponds, lakes, marshes, including saltwater marshes.

Found in the following Parks:

Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge.
Corcovado National Park.
Palo Verde National Park.
Santa Rosa Nacional Park.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.


Roseate Spoonbill (Ajaia ajaja), Costa Rica