(syn. Phoenicopterus Ϯ American Flamingo P. ruber) Gr. φοινιξ phoinix, φοινικος phoinikos  crimson, red; ερωδιος erōdios  heron; "Figure 7 exhibits the bill of the Florida species (kindly sent me by Professor Baird), which is robust in its general form  ...  This species may constitute a distinct subgenus under the appellation of Phœnicorodias" (G. Gray 1869).

Search for more names on the Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology by James A. Jobling.
Recommended citation
Jobling, J. A. (2019). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2019). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 20 January 2019).