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Gulf coast of the U.S. to Central South America

Roseate Spoonbill

This bird's pink feather pigment comes from the small crustaceans it eats. In the early part of the 20th century there were only a few dozen nesting pairs of roseate spoonbills left. Draining of wetlands and over-hunting for feathers nearly led to the extinction of the species.

HABITATMarshy areas, mangrove swamps, and mud flats
DIET Small fish. amphibians, insects, crustaceans and aquatic plants
LIFE Expectancy8 years

Fun Fact
A red kangaroo can leap over 20 feet long and 9 feet high.
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