Flamingos phoenicopteriformes

The order Phoenicopteridae includes larger wading birds found in tropical regions.  They are most common in the Eastern Hemisphere, but also occur in the Western Hemisphere.

They have plumages that range from reddish, orange to pinkish.  They have long legs, long necks and bills that are down turned at the tip.

Any of several large gregarious wading birds of the family  of tropical regions, having reddish or pinkish plumage, long legs, a long flexible neck, and a bill turned downward at the tip.

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American Flamingo, Phoenicopterus ruber

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The Flamingo is named after its rich "flaming-colored" plumage. Its color is related to their diet of shrimps and other crustaceans, which are rich in carotene pigments. Photographer: stevehdc / Steve http://www.flickr.com/
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American Flamingo, Phoenicopterus ruber

American Flamingos

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Photographer: MrManican / Mat Sturdevant http://www.flickr.com/
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American Flamingos