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American Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber)
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American Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber)

General Description: American Flamingos (Phoenicopterus ruber) are sexually monomorphic wading birds with long pink legs, long necks, striking pink-orange colors, and an oddly hooked bill.

Taxonomy: Phoenicopteriformes, Phoenicopteridae.

Favored Habitat: Large bodies of shallow, brackish water.

Where to Find: Don't look for American Flamingos around Las Vegas. Rather, look for them in south-most Florida, the Caribbean, the Yucatan Peninsula (Mexico), the northern coast of South America, and the Galapagos Islands.

Comments: The orange color comes from their diet: small shrimp.

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American Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) American Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber)
American Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber)
Wild Flamingos in the Galapagos islands
American Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber)
Wild Flamingo in the Galapagos islands
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American Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) American Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber)
American Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) American Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber)
American Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) American Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber)
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Wild Flamingos in flight (Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico)
American Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber)
Wild Flamingos in flight (Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico)
American Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber)
Wild Flamingos in flight (Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico)
American Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber)
Wild Flamingos in flight (Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico)
Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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