Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Ibises and Spoonbills :: Roseate Spoonbill
Roseate Spoonbill Platalea ajaja
Described by: Linnaeus (1758)
Alternate common name(s): None known by website authors
Old scientific name(s): AJaja ajaja
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RangeSe. United States, West Indies, Central America, n. to se. South America; Nw. South America;
Se. United States (coastal Texas, sw. Louisiana and s. Florida), e. and w. coasts of Mexico (s. Sonora and n. Sinaloa to Chiapas and Tamaulipas to the Yucatan Peninsula), West Indies (Cuba, Isle of Pines, Hispaniola, Great Inagua in the Bahamas), Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Pacific slopes of Costa Rica and Panama, Tobago, Trinidad (Caroni Swamp), Caribbean coasts of e. Colombia and Venezuela (Delta Amacuro, nw. Bolivar), Guyana, Surinam, Guiana, e. Ecuador, e. Peru, n. and e. Bolivia (La Paz, Cochabamba), Brazil (Bahia), Paraguay, Uruguay, n. Argentina s. to Cordoba and Buenos Aires. Small isolated population in sw. Ecuador and ex. nw. Peru.
North America n. of Mexican border
Summer and winter: breeds locally along the w. coast of FLA (Tampa Bay to Florida Bay and the Florida Keys), ex. sw. LOU, coastal e. TEX;
Summer: disperses n. through peninsular FLA.
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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.
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