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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Roseate Spoonbill preening in Louisiana marsh

I was observing several species of wading birds in the shallow marsh. Six Roseate Spoonbills were foraging in the mud, except for this one who began its morning preening.

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Date Taken: 11.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: taken in the marsh near Plaquemine, Louisiana, Louisiana, United States of America
Copyright: © Rita Czek