roseate spoonbill

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Related to Platalea ajaja: Ajaia ajaja, roseate spoonbill

roseate spoonbill

n.
A long-legged wading bird (Platalea ajaja) of the Americas, having rosy or pinkish plumage and, in the adult, a bare head.

ro′seate spoon′bill


n.
a spoonbill, Ajaia ajaja, of warmer parts of the New World, having rose-colored plumage and a bare head.
[1780–85]
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Noun1.roseate spoonbill - tropical rose-colored New World spoonbillroseate spoonbill - tropical rose-colored New World spoonbill
spoonbill - wading birds having a long flat bill with a tip like a spoon
Ajaia, genus Ajaia - a genus of Platalea