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Roseate Spoonbill Platalea ajaja


Sounds and Vocal Behavior


A generally silent bird; emits a soft grunting uh-uh-uh while feeding, and produces huh-huh-huh-huh alarm calls and low cackling and clucking sounds during breeding season activities (Dumas, 2000).

Nonvocal Sounds

Soft-bill rattling during courtship activities (display preen, greeting) (Dumas, 2000).

Recommended Citation

Roseate Spoonbill (Platalea ajaja), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: