Roseate Spoonbill

The endangered wetland animal

The What?

The Roseate Spoonbill is a bird found in the Wetlands of the Gulf States all the way to Argentina. They are known for their pink colored feathers and The bill that is shaped like a spoon. They are also called the "flame birds" when it is breeding season and the feathers turn orange.

Endangered Species

These birds are dying out because of people developing on their habitats. They are also hunted for their unusual feathers. Also the human traffic scared the parents away from their nests and this leaves the babies defenseless.

A Spoonbill Diet

what can you do?

Saving the Birds

  • Posting signs to make people aware that they are in a shared habitat
  • stop hunting the magnificent birds
  • start habitats specifically for them
  • Avoid noise where they are located

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