Full Breeding Colors, Roseate Spoonbill

Full Breeding Colors, Roseate Spoonbill

During breeding season Spoonbills ‘enhance’ their pink color. Actually they become almost a rainbow.

Full Breeding Colors, Roseate Spoonbill
Full Breeding Colors, Roseate Spoonbill

Their famous pink color becomes the most subtle one.

Now it’s red, greens, and even deep orange.

Full Breeding Colors, Roseate Spoonbill
Full Breeding Colors, Roseate Spoonbill

They don’t stay this way very long. That’s probably a good thing. They can hurt your eyes LOL.

 

13 thoughts on “Full Breeding Colors, Roseate Spoonbill”

  1. Wow! I have never seen that many colors on a Roseate Spoonbill. Of course, I have never seen one in the wild–the ones I have seen were at the zoo. Nice job, Ted, in capturing all of those bright colors. They are a welcome addition to my gloomy, rainy morning.

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