French: Flamant des Caraïbes German: Kubaflamingo Spanish: Flamenco rojo
Other common names:
Caribbean; isolated population in Galapagos Is.
120–145 cm; 2100–4100 g; wingspan 140–165 cm. Much brighter coloured than Greater Flamingo, adult has a pinkish-red head, neck and body plumage. Female up... read more
Commonest call (both perched and in flight) is a goose-like double honk “ka-hank” or “ka-rrak”,... read more
Saline lagoons and salt pans are typically used for feeding and nesting. Nests at low... read more
Food and feeding
Relatively varied diet. Animal food consists of aquatic invertebrates, e.g. crustaceans (Artemia, Gammarus, copepods),... read more
Timing variable in most of tropics and subtropics. Environmental conditions, especially water depths at nesting sites, which are often... read more
Partially migratory and highly dispersive. Some southward post-breeding movement reported in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Global population currently thought to number over 200,000 birds, of which 129,000–217,000 in the Bahamas/Cuba, 40,000 in... read more
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