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Caribbean Flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber

Described by: Linnaeus (1758)
Alternate common name(s): American Flamingo, Roseate Flamingo
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Las Salinas, Matanzas Province, Cuba - Feb, 2009 © Richard Stern  Galapagos, Ecuador - Aug, 1998 © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi  Cayo Coco, Cuba - Feb, 2005 © Arthur Grosset  Galapagos, Ecuador - Sep, 2005 © Douglas Bolt 
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Caribbean coast of the West Indies, Central America, n. South America and the Galapagos Is.;
Fragmented distribution;
Mainly in the Caribbean region: ex. se. United States (ex. s. Florida in Florida Bay, Florida Keys), Mexico (breeds off n. Yucatan, Laguna Lagartos, disperses to Rio de Celestum in nw. Yucatan), West Indies (Bahamas on Abaco, Andros, Acklin, Great Inagua and on Cuba, Hispaniola, Gonave, Beata Is.), Netherland Antilles (breeds on Bonaire), coastal ne. Colombia (Atlantico, Magdalena, Manaure in Guajira), Venezuela (Falcon near Chichiriviche at the Cuare Wildlife Refuge, Miranda, Los Rogues Is.), Guyana, Surinam, irregularly s. to Guiana, ne. Brazil to the Amazon delta. Isolated population in the Galapagos Is. (James, Bainbridge Rock, Floreana, Jervis, Santa Cruz, s. Isabela).
North America n. of Mexican border
Summer and winter: ex. s. FLA (Florida Bay and Florida Keys).


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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