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Taxonomy: Order Phoenicopteriformes >> Family Phoenicopteridae >> Genus Phoenicopterus

American Flamingo (Unique ID: 5611)
American Flamingo
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Species: American Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber)
Location: Everglades National Park, Florida, United States
Age: multiple ages     Plumage: ---     Activity: perching/standing
Sex: ---     Visibility: full body     Quantity: single
Photographer: Judd Patterson     Date: February 3, 2012
Equipment: Canon EOS 7D and Canon 500mm f/4L IS     Megapixels: 12.6

Notes: Part of a rare group of 19 American Flamingos feeding in Lake Ingraham in the extreme southwestern corner of Everglades National Park. While flamingos were formerly common in south Florida, they have been only casual visitors in recent years. These birds are thought to have come to Florida from either Cuba or the Yucatan.


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