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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Phoenicopteridae — flamingos.


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  • Phoenicopterus is from the Greek word for flamingo, and means "red - feathered".


  • The Caribbean flamingo is also known as Phoenicopterus ruber.


  • Ría Lagartos mangroves are the primary nesting site of flamingos (Phoenicopterus ruber) in Mexico.

    Ría Lagartos mangroves

  • It is also a spring nesting area for Mediterranean and African birds including spoonbill Platalea leucorodia (1100) and the shallow lagoons become a feeding place for up to 10,000 greater flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber which during wet spells also nest in the area.

    Doñana National Park, Spain

  • In addition, it is a resting, feeding, and reproductive location for the flamenco (Phoenicopterus ruber) and many other species of migratory birds.

    Dominican Republic

  • The Petenes mangroves constitute one of the two refuges for the highly endangered American flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber).

    Petenes mangroves

  • These include ostrich Struthio camelus, with white pelican Pelicanus onocrotalus, and greater and lesser flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber and P. minor on Lake Makat in Ngorongoro crater, Lake Ndutu and the Empakaai crater lake where over a million birds forgather.

    Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

  • The largest northern population of pink flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus) is found here.

    Kazakh steppe

  • Birds include the flamingos Phoenicopterus chilensis, Phoenicoparrus andinus, and Phoenicoparrus jamesi.

    Central Andean dry puna

  • The most spectacular arrival are the greater and lesser flamingos (Phoenicopterus ruber and Phoeniconaias minor) that flock to the pans in their thousands.

    Zambezian halophytics


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