American Flamingo

Other Names: Caribbean Flamingo

Distribution: Found in Galápagos, coastal Colombia, Venezuela and nearby Caribbean islands. Occasionally found in Florida,

Description:

Size: 1.2 m tall with a 1.4 m wingspan.

Plumage: Most of its plumage is pink. The wing mantle may have a reddish color, and the primary and secondary flight feathers are black. The bill is pink and white with a black tip, the eyes are small and white, and the legs are entirely pink. Juveniles are off-white to grey.

Species image
American Flamingo

American Flamingo, Phoenicopterus ruber

Description
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/
American Flamingo, Phoenicopterus ruber

American Flamingos

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

American Flamingo

Bill Shape
curved
Regions
british columbia
caribbean
cuba
florida
kansas
labrador
louisiana
maryland
missouri
new brunswick
new foundland
new jersey
nova scotia
quebec
texas
virginia
yucatan
Tail Shape
pointed-tail
Wing Shape
pointed-wings
Habitat
coasts
Color
pink
Body Shape
long-legged
Size
large
Order
flamingos - phoenicopteridae
flamingos - phoenicopteriformes
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species