Roseate Spoonbill, Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Sanibel Island, Florida
No, it's not a flamingo. This large wading bird with beautiful pink feathers and unique bill can
be seen along the Texas gulf coast in addition to Florida and the Caribbean. Spoonbills use their
bills to sift food out of mud at the bottom of shallow water. Their pink color results from the
same pigment in their food that gives a flamingo its pink color.