First Wisconsin Pink Bird in 178 Years
A rare pink bird, the Roseate Spoonbill, was spotted in Wisconsin for the first time in 178 years.
The bird was seen at the Horicon Marsh State Wildlife Area.
The Roseate Spoonbill is typically found in the Gulf Coast region of the United States and in parts of Central and South America.
It is unclear how the bird ended up in Wisconsin.
The bird's pink color comes from the pigments in the crustaceans and other small aquatic animals it eats.
The sighting has caused excitement among birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts.
Experts say that climate change and habitat loss may be causing birds to venture further from their typical ranges.
Conservation efforts are important to protect rare and endangered bird species.