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American flamingo

Phoenicopterus ruber


This American Flamingo (and others) reside at the Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, Homosassa, Florida. The American flamingo is a deeper pink in coloration than most other species of flamingo, largely due to its increased diet of beta-Carotene rich substances. While they are the largest flamingos found in America, they are slightly smaller than the great flamingos. Standing at about forty-seven inches, they are tall enough to stand above the surface of the waters in which they hunt. Before they were called the American flamingo as a universal namesake, they were commonly known as the Rosy flamingo, because of the rich and deeper pink colorations around the plume and feathers.


Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, Homosassa, Florida

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2 Comments 6 years ago

Thanks tomato.glasgow!

tomato.glasgow 6 years ago

Beautiful bird
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Florida, USA

Spotted on Feb 20, 2015
Submitted on Feb 28, 2015


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