Alligator

Alligator

The American alligator, sometimes referred to colloquially as a gator or common alligator, is a large crocodilian reptile endemic to the southeastern United States. Wikipedia
Scientific name: Alligator mississippiensis
Lifespan: 30 – 50 years (Adult)
Rank: Species
Mass: Male: 500 lbs (Adult), Female: 200 lbs (Adult)
Length: Male: 9.8 – 15 ft. (Adult), Female: 8.5 ft. (Adult)
Did you know: There are two different species of alligator, the American alligator and the Chinese alligator.

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle

American Bald Eagle
TYPE: Birds
DIET: Carnivores
AVERAGE LIFE SPAN IN THE WILD: Up to 28 years
SIZE: Body, 34 to 43 in; wingspan, 6 to 8 ft
WEIGHT: 6.5 to 14 lbs
POPULATION TREND: Increasing
IUCN RED LIST STATUS: Least concern

Roseate Spoonbill

Roseate Spoonbill

Like the American flamingo, the Roseate Spoonbill's pink color is diet-derived, consisting of the carotenoid pigment canthaxanthin. Another carotenoid, astaxanthin, can also be found deposited in flight and body feathers.[9] The colors can range from pale pink to bright magenta, depending on age, whether breeding or not, and location. Unlike herons, spoonbills fly with their necks outstretched. They alternate groups of stiff, shallow wingbeats with glides. This species feeds in shallow fresh or coastal waters by swinging its bill from side to side as it steadily walks through the water, often in groups. The spoon-shaped bill allows it to sift easily through mud. It feeds on crustaceans, aquatic insects, frogs, newts and very small fish ignored by larger waders

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

The Great Blue Heron is a large wading bird in the heron family Ardeidae, common near the shores of open water and in wetlands over most of North America and Central America, as well as the Caribbean and the Galápagos Islands. Wikipedia
Scientific name: Ardea herodias
Rank: Species
Higher classification: Ardea
Did you know: Usually, colonies include only great blue herons, though sometimes they nest alongside other species of herons.