American Flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber

Greater Flamingo
Greater Flamingo
The American Flamingo, also known as the Caribbean Flamingo, is native to the Caribbean, the Yucatan and the Galapagos Islands.
American Flamingo
American Flamingo
American Flamingo
A large flamingo closely related to the Greater Flamingo, it can be distinguished by its strongly red-/orange-coloured head and neck plumage, tricolor bill with orange middle section and grey (or pinky grey) legs, sometimes with pink knees.
American Flamingo
American Flamingoes
Caribbean Flamingo
Their diet of insects and crustaceans gives them their red colouring.
American Flamingo
American Flamingoes
Caribbean Flamingo
They live on muddy flats and salt lakes. They are threatened by building of roads, docks and housing (local and tourism).
Caribbean Flamingo
American Flamingo
Caribbean Flamingo reflecting
Juveniles sometimes have white bills with black, like the Chilean Flamingo, until the pinky-orange part develops.