Pretty Flamingo

by Vishnu Dattan October. 12, 2008 3591 views

References : http://en.wikipedia.org/ [en.wikipedia.org]

The American Flamingo is one of the species to which the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA [en.wikipedia.org]) applies

The American Flamingo or Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) is a large species of flamingo closely related to the Greater Flamingo and Chilean Flamingo.

A panoramic view of the Flamingo Pool at the Jurong Bird Park, Singapore [birdpark.com.sg]

Its preferred habitats are saline lagoons, mudflats, and shallow brackish coastal or inland lakes. Their life expectancy of 40 years is one of the longest in birds. The bill is pink and white with a restricted black tip, and the legs are entirely pink. The call is a goose-like honking.

The American Flamingo breeds in the Galapagos Islands, coastal Colombia and Venezuela and nearby islands, the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico, and in the northern Caribbean in the Bahamas, Hispaniola, Cuba and Turks and Caicos.

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Namitabhandari 8 years, 8 months ago

the last two shots are wonderful.specially the way you tried to cpature the reflection of the birds in water..

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Perfectionist 11 years, 1 month ago

;)

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Monika 11 years, 1 month ago

Did you know that the pink shrimp they eat makes them look so pretty pink? Yes, they are wonderful birds.

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Nayah Nayah 11 years, 1 month ago

really nice for sure! :)

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Marco 11 years, 1 month ago

nice shots

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Mikkal Noptek 11 years, 1 month ago

Wonderful colors

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Smilingrainbow 11 years, 1 month ago

ha, it's my first time to see their feet.
lovely, just like duck feet.

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Krishnakumar 11 years, 1 month ago

Superb collection!...absolutely fantastic capture!!...Keep going dude!

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Mei-Ling 11 years, 1 month ago

Oh, I missed Jurong Bird Park on my last trip to Singapore. Must make a note of that for my next trip, in March probably ... Thank you for sharing this beautiful post. Have a great Sunday!

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