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Greater Flamingo

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Greater Flamingo

The Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus) is the most widespread species of the flamingo family. This is the largest species of flamingo.

Identification Tips:
• Length: 42 inches Wingspan: 55 inches
• Sexes similar
• Large, long-legged wader with a long neck
• Pink legs and feet
• Black primaries and secondaries
• Holds neck extended in flight
• Rare and local in Florida
• Occasionally escapes from zoos

• Dark pink plumage
• Hooked, pink bill with black tip

It is found in parts of Africa, southern Asia , and southern Europe.

Like all flamingos, the Greater Flamingo lays a single chalky-white egg on a mud mound.



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