American Flamingo

Phoenicopterus ruber

Order

PHOENICOPTERIFORMES

Family

Flamingos (Phoenicopteridae)

Code 4

AMFL

Code 6

PHORUB

ITIS

HEAD

American Flamingo Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Curved (up or down)
  • Eye Color: Yellow in adults; Dark grayish yellow in juveniles.
  • Head pattern: Plain
  • Crown Color: Pink
  • Forehead Color: Pink
  • Nape Color: Pink
  • Throat Color: Pink
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

American Flamingo Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 117 cm (46 in)
  • Weight: 3537 g (124.8 oz)
  • Size: Very Large (32 - 72 in)
  • Color Primary: Pink
  • Underparts: Pink
  • Upperparts: Pink
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

American Flamingo Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Flies in large groups with rapid wingbeats, head and legs fully extended.
  • Wingspan Range: 152 cm (60 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Pointed Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Pink
  • Under Tail: Pink
  • Leg Color: Pink
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Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
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