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Spoonbills are long-legged wading birds which also includes the ibises.  They are found in estuaries, saltwater bayous and lakes.  Feeding by sweeping the long bill from side to side in the mud or shallow water, thereby catching mostly small fishes and crustacean.  When flying, spoonbills extend the neck and legs and flap the wings steadily.  They breed in colonies, frequently with ibises and herons, building a large nest of sticks in a low bush or tree and laying white eggs blotched with reddish brown.    The head is partly or entirely bare.  In most species the plumage is white, sometime with a rosy tinge, but the Roseate Spoonbill is deep pink with a white neck and upper back.  They live in coastal areas.