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

American Flamingo (Unique ID: 9058)
American Flamingo
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Species: American Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber)
Location: Stormwater Treatment Area 2, Palm Beach County, Florida, United States
Age: adult     Plumage: ---     Activity: copulating
Sex: both     Visibility: full body     Quantity: multiple
Photographer: Judd Patterson     Date: April 18, 2015
Equipment: Canon EOS 7D Mark II and Canon 500mm f/4L IS     Megapixels: 3.8

Notes: This may be the first documentation of mating wild flamingos in South Florida. This activity lasted just a few seconds and was only observed once.


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