All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Greater Flamingo</strong>
<em>Phoenicopterus ruber*</em>
Homosassa Springs State Wildlife Park, FL
Dec. 13, 2009

We heard these loud birds before we saw them! They were much larger than I expected and I didn't realize they were such a bri...
Greater Flamingo
Phoenicopterus ruber*
Homosassa Springs State Wildlife Park, FL
Dec. 13, 2009

We heard these loud birds before we saw them! They were much larger than I expected and I didn't realize they were such a bright color of orange (not pink like their plastic counterparts and the Eurasian species!). They use their large curved beaks to sift shrimp and other small crustaceans from the mud and sand.

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