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Platalea ajaja (Roseate Spoonbill; Espátula rosada)

Synonyms: Ajaia ajaja

Wikipedia Abstract

The roseate spoonbill (Platalea ajaja) (sometimes placed in its own genus Ajaja) is a gregarious wading bird of the ibis and spoonbill family, Threskiornithidae. It is a resident breeder in South America mostly east of the Andes, and in coastal regions of the Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, the Gulf Coast of the United States and on central Florida's Atlantic coast Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge adjoined with NASA Kennedy Space Center.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
36
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
47
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 27.5309
EDGE Score: 3.35099

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  2.286 lbs (1.037 kg)
Birth Weight [1]  50 grams
Breeding Habitat [2]  Mangroves, Coastal saltmarshes, Freshwater marshes
Wintering Geography [2]  Widespread Neotropical
Wintering Habitat [2]  Wetlands, Coastal saltmarshes, Agricultural
Diet [3]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Piscivore, Herbivore
Diet - Fish [3]  50 %
Diet - Invertibrates [3]  40 %
Diet - Plants [3]  10 %
Forages - Water Surface [3]  100 %
Female Maturity [1]  3 years
Male Maturity [1]  3 years
Clutch Size [4]  2
Clutches / Year [1]  1
Global Population (2017 est.) [2]  120,000
Incubation [1]  23 days
Maximum Longevity [1]  28 years

Ecoregions

Protected Areas

Important Bird Areas

Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
Río Máximo Cuba A1, A2, A3, A4i, A4iii, B4i  

Biodiversity Hotspots

Predators

Haliaeetus leucocephalus (Bald Eagle)[5]

Consumers

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Range Map

Distribution

Caribbean; Middle America; North America; South America;

External References

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
2Partners in Flight Avian Conservation Assessment Database, version 2017. Accessed on January 2018.
3Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
4Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
5Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
6Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License