American Flamingo, Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber)

Interesting :

Their plumage is deep pink/red/orange and they are the brightest in plumage of all flamingo species. The young birds are gray in color, their feathers slowly turning pink as they mature.

Habitat :

It lives in a wide variety of freshwater and saline habitats such as lagoons, estuaries, coastal and inland lakes, and mud flats.

Food :

Includes algae, diatoms, aquatic invertebrates such as crustaceans and mollusks

Current Status :

Leaet Concern

Taxonomy

CLASS : Aves

ORDER : Phoenicopteriformes

FAMILY : Phoenicopteridae

GENUS : Phoenicopterus

SPECIES : American Flamingo, Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber)

Conservation status : Least Concern

Age :

40-50 years.

Reproductive :

The parents both build the nest. Usually just one egg is laid, and is incubated by both male and female for 27 to 31 days.

Size and weight :

2.2-4.8 kg.

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Update : 06 April 2017