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.
It lives in a wide variety of freshwater and saline habitats such as lagoons, estuaries, coastal and inland lakes, and mud flats.
Includes algae, diatoms, aquatic invertebrates such as crustaceans and mollusks
CLASS : Aves
ORDER : Phoenicopteriformes
FAMILY : Phoenicopteridae
GENUS : Phoenicopterus
SPECIES : American Flamingo, Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber)
Conservation status : Least Concern
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.
Update : 06 April 2017