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Greater Flamingo

Flamingos are large birds that are identifiable by their long necks, sticklike legs and pink or reddish feathers. Flamingos embody the saying “you are what you eat.” The pink and reddish colors of a flamingo’s feathers come from eating pigments found in algae and invertebrates.

There are six species of flamingo: greater flamingo, lesser flamingo, Chilean flamingo, Andean flamingo, James’ (or puna) flamingo and American (or Caribbean) flamingo.

Greater flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus) is the tallest species. It was the most widespread species of the flamingo family. It is found in Africa, on the Indian subcontinent, in the Middle East and southern Europe.It is closely related to American Flamingo and Chilean Flamingo, with which it has sometimes been considered conspecific. So come to our park to see it yourself. We have this lovely greater flamingo in the pond there you also can feed them yourself.

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