Jungle Island welcomes rare bird
MIAMI (WSVN) -- A rare bird is settling into its new home at Miami's Jungle Island.
The Roseate Spoonbill has taken up residence on Jungle Island. The bird was initially spotted in the park's Everglades Exhibit and has now moved to Flamingo Lake-- maybe because it feels more at home with the other pink birds in the park.
Roseate Spoonbills, like the flamingo, get their pink color from the food they eat. Its colors range from pale pink to bright magenta, depending on age and location.
The bird is native to South America, coastal regions of the Caribbean, Central America, Mexico and the Gulf Coast of the United States. So next time you visit the park, swing by Flamingo Lake and check out the Roseate Spoonbill.
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