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H75  Roseate Spoonbills

H75 Roseate Spoonbills

Color Reproduction | By Charles Beckendorf

  • Size
    14" x 11"

Additional Information

The roseate spoonbill is the only wild pink bird in Texas.  At one time this spoonbill nested in sizeable numbers along the coast and could be found inland to Austin, San Antonio and Dallas.

Roseate wings were in great demand for fans in the late 1800's, and plume hunters almost extirpated the bird from Texas.

A survey in 1920 found fewer than 200 spoonbills - and none nesting - in Texas.

The sale of wild bird feathers declined, and by 1941 there were 5,000 roseate spoonbills back along the Texas coast.

The roseate flies in linear flocks of V-shaped formations using deep wingbeats and seldom gliding.  Its long neck, spatulate bill and legs are outstretched.  At times a group will spiral hawk-like in the air - looking like bright pink flower rings in the sky.

This image is from the Charles Beckendorf Texas Wildlife book. The original was an acrylic painting on canvas (1992) and the size is approximately 14 X 11 inches.  The total edition size of this print is 500.


This is a part of the Texas Wildlife Art Prints Collection.

Color Reproduction

Beckendorf color reproductions are developed using four color process printing on fine white paper. This advanced technique utilizes separate color plates for each of the primary colors, plus black. High-resolution digital scans and special process inks are utilized to yield beautiful, accurate reproductions.

About the Artist - Charles Beckendorf

Charles grew up in Mathis, Texas, where he had the opportunity to spend hours on large ranches. Generous land owners gave him permission to wander freely over their ranches and he observed creatures in their natural surroundings. He developed a lifelong love of nature, whether it be in the tiniest of flowers or the largest of animals. It was at this time that he became a true naturalist.

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