Roseate Spoonbill Skull (Replica)

The Roseate Spoonbill (Platalea ajaja) is an incredible example of a bird species with unique physical and behavioral adaptations and this spoonbill skull replica is perfect for engaging others to learn about this topic.

Found in the southeast US from Florida to Texas, the spoonbill is a gregarious pink bird with a naked head as an adult, pinkish-red legs, and a long bill ending in a spoon-like paddle. When feeding in shallow water, it eats aquatic animals by rapidly opening and closing its bill while sweeping it back and forth. It is often misidentified as a flamingo.

Plume trade hunting in the late 1800s and early 1900s almost led to its extinction. For this reason, the actual living bird, all feathers, real bones, eggs and nests are protected by federal law. You must have a permit to have any of these real items in your possession. Another great reason for a durable replica. 

This skull replica is of a small spoonbill specimen.

Size: 7 1/2" Long, 2" Wide, 1 1/2" High

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