Painting of a pair of Roseate Spoonbills during part of their mating ritual. In Courtship, male and female first interact aggressively with ritual dancing, and bill clapping. Later they perch close together, present sticks to each other, cross and clasp bills. They are social birds congregating and nesting in colonies along with other wading birds. They rely on each other for security and hunting. This pair was seen early one morning at Fort DeSoto Park.
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