Roseate Spoonbill Photography Fine Art Prints and Wall Art

Roseate Spoonbill photography print as wall art

Pictures of Roseate Spoonbills in Florida

A Roseate Spoonbill photography gallery of fine art photos and pictures of Roseate Spoonbills by professional wildlife photographer Joseph C. Filer, capturing these beautiful pink birds in their natural habitat in Florida.

Roseate Spoonbill photography prints are for sale as Limited Edition Fine Art Paper Prints, Chromaluxe® Metal Prints, and non-glare TruLife® Acrylic Prints. Frames and large-scale prints 6 feet or more in size are available.

My Roseate Spoonbill Photography Experience

As a wildlife photographer, it is just about impossible to not pick up your camera and photograph these beautiful pink birds. I was able to get these Roseate Spoonbill photos on both the west coast and east coast of Florida. Like for any bird, a long telephoto lens is usually required as they don't tend to be close to you.

Facts About Roseate Spoonbills

The spoonbill is any member of six species of long-legged wading birds that constitute the subfamily Plataleinae of the family Threskiornithidae (order Ciconiiformes), which also includes the ibises. Spoonbills range in length from 24 to 32 inches. In most species the plumage is white but the roseate spoonbill (Ajaia ajaja) is about 80 cm long and is deep pink with a white neck and upper back. It lives from the Gulf Coast of Texas and the West Indies to Argentina and Chile.

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The Brilliantly Colorful Roseate Spoonbills

As a wildlife photographer, I was immediately attracted to the idea of capturing photos of Roseate Spoonbills. Their bright red and pink colors coupled with that long, strange bill was far too much to resist. Fortunately, as a resident of Florida, I was in the right place.

There are a wide variety of photographs of Roseate Spoonbills you can take as a result of their wide variety of behavior. They may be still with the beak tucked away, balancing on a log or taking a bath and wildly flapping their wings. They just seem to look good whatever it is they're doing.

History, Habitat and Facts about Roseate Spoonbills

The Roseate Spoonbill is a beautiful, vividly colored bird that can be found in marshy areas on the Gulf and Atlantic coasts of the United States. Their feathers are a mixture of pink, purple, and green. The Roseate Spoonbill is also known as the “Painted Lady” because it often displays its colors during mating season.

History and Habitat

It is believed that these birds came over during the last ice age when water levels were low because they live in wetlands today where saltwater would have flooded before

The Roseate Spoonbill is named for its long, thin beak that resembles a spoon. It can have a wingspan of up to four feet and weighs about three pounds. The Roseate Spoonbill has a white chest and belly, pink sides, and purple feathers on its back.

The Roseate Spoonbill inhabits the Atlantic coast of the United States from New York to Virginia and the Gulf Coast from Texas to Florida. They live in marshy areas near ponds, lakes, or rivers.

The Roseate Spoonbill was once abundant in these areas but due to habitat loss due to coastal development and degradation of their wetland habitats, they are now endangered. The Roseate Spoonbill is currently endangered. The main causes for this are habitat loss due to coastal development and degradation of their wetland habitats. They are also hunted for food and captured for zoos or aquariums.

Facts about the Roseate Spoonbill

The Roseate Spoonbill is also known as the Ixobrychus rosae to give it its scientific name. The Roseate Spoonbill has a long, thin beak with a pink head and a dark gray eye stripe. The bird is also known for its dark gray wings which contrast with its light pink underside.

The Roseate Spoonbill is a medium-sized bird that can measure up to 45 inches in length. They weigh between 2-6 pounds and have a wingspan of 1-2 feet. Females are usually lighter than males and have more pink coloring on their wings.

The Roseate Spoonbill has a short neck, long legs, and a distinctive bill. The bill is black with a thin orange or yellow line at the base and it is slightly decurved at the end. This helps them scoop up their food of small fish and crustaceans like shrimp, crabs, mollusks, and clams.

They are found in marshy areas along the Gulf coast from Texas to Florida or along the Atlantic coast from Florida to North Carolina during winter months, but they can also be found year-round in Central America.

The eggs of this species are white and oval with dark spots near their tips. They lay two eggs which both hatch about 30 days later when they fledge into young birds that resemble adults with brownish plumage instead of green feathers.