Phoenicopteridae – Flamingos

Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus) 2by Nikhil Devasar

Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus) 2by Nikhil Devasar

Zion’s princes were purer than snow, whiter than milk. Their bodies were more pink than coral. Their hair was like sapphires. (Lamentations 4:7 GW)


CLASS – AVES, Order – PHOENICOPTERIFORMES, Family – Phoenicopteridae – Flamingos


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Species (6)

Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus) by R Scanlon
American Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) by Africaddict
Chilean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus chilensis) ©WikiC
Lesser Flamingo (Phoeniconaias minor) by Nikhil Devasar
Andean Flamingo (Phoenicoparrus andinus) ©WikiC
James’s Flamingo (Phoenicoparrus jamesi) ©WikiC
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Photographers or Videographers used on this page from our sidebar, Photography, are:
Africaddict
Nikhil Devasar’s Gallery
Nikhil Devasar’s Gallery-II
Robert Scanlon’s Gallery


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Phoenicopteridae – Flamingos – OBI
Phoenicopteridae – Worldbirds
Flamingos (Phoenicopteridae) – IBC
Flamingo – Wikipedia
Phoenicopteridae – Le quide ornitho

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Flamingos are a type of wading bird in the genus Phoenicopterus (from Greek φοινικόπτερος meaning “purple wing”), the only genus in the family Phoenicopteridae. There are four flamingo species in the Americas and two species in the Old World.

Flamingos often stand on one leg, the other tucked beneath the body. The reason for this behavior is not fully understood. Recent research indicates that standing on one leg may allow the birds to conserve more body heat, given that they spend a significant amount of time wading in cold water. However, the behaviour also takes place in warm water. As well as standing in the water, flamingos may stamp their webbed feet in the mud to stir up food from the bottom. (Wikipedia with editing)

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