Roseate Spoonbills by KenG ()
Roseate Spoonbills forage with a snowy egret.
This spoonbill can be found in many areas around the Gulf of Mexico, and breeds in Texas, Louisiana, and Florida. Florida populations occur in the southern half of the state. Roseate Spoonbills are also found in Mexico, Central America, and South America, as well as across the West Indies and Greater Antilles, in marshes and wetlands.
In the United States, Roseate Spoonbill numbers have rebounded over recent decades, though the current population is still less than what it was before the plume-hunting era. Although the species is increasing in numbers, it remains a Species of Special Concern in both Florida and Louisiana.
Rendered in Iray without any post work. Models include Stonemason's Fern Lake and my updated Songbird ReMix Shorebirds Volume 1: Wading Birds