Greater Flamingo

The Greater Flamingo is the most widespread species of the flamingo family. It is found in parts of Africa, southern Asia and southern Europe . Some populations are short distance migrants, and records north of the breeding range are relatively frequent; however, given the species' popularity in captivity whether these are truly wild individuals is a matter of some debate. A single bird was seen on North Keeling Island Islands) in 1988. Greater flamingo is the state bird of Gujarat, India.

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The Greater Flamingo is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

crimson, greater flamingos also have black on their flight feathers and on the tip of their bill. Greater flamingos are gregarious birds, and form large colonies numbering sometimes in the thousands. Individual birds do not defend territories although they do sometimes exhibit aggressive behavior such as bill-fighting, chasing, threatening, and mate protection (UCB 2007). The bill of the greater flamingo is a distinguishing characteristic of the Phoenicopteridae Family to which all flamingo species belongs. More

Plastic versions notwithstanding, the vibrant pink greater flamingo is found throughout the world in warm, waterside regions. More

The Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus) is the most widespread species of the flamingo family. It is found in parts of Africa, southern Asia (coastal regions of Pakistan and India) and southern Europe (including Spain, Sardinia, Albania, Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, Portugal, and the Camargue region of France). Some populations are short distance migrants, and records north of the breeding range are relatively frequent; however, given the species' popularity in captivity whether these are truly wild individuals is a matter of some debate. More

The essential overview on cr- Greater Flamingo is to be found on “The Greater Flamingo Interactive Atlas” on http://flamingoatlas. More

Greater Flamingo Buy or license this image Splitbar Recommended Products: Overview Greater Flamingo: Tall large wading bird that is entirely pink except for its black-tipped bill that is bent at a curious angle. Sexes similar. Juvenile is gray with a pinkish hue and yellowish bill. Range and Habitat Greater Flamingo: Distribution centered around the Caribbean with stragglers showing up in Florida, Texas, northern South America, Yucatan, and the Galapagos Islands. More

The greater flamingo is particular about its choice of habitat. It needs shallow, very salty lagoons and lakes in which to fed and breed successfully. The flamingo dislikes disturbance, particularly at breeding times, and will often seek out larger expanses of water for solitude. Greater Flamingo In winter, the northernmost colonies of greater flamingos in Asia will migrate south to the warmer coastal areas of Iran and India. More

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Greater Flamingoes Phoenicopterus roseus at Pocharam lake, Andhra Pradesh, India. Six flamingo species are recognised by most sources, and these are generally placed in one genus. Two species, the Andean and the James's Flamingo, are often placed in the genus Phoenicoparrus instead of Phoenicopterus. Species Geographic location Greater Flamingo (P. roseus) Old World Parts of Africa, S. Europe and S. and SW Asia (Most widespread flamingo). More

Greater flamingo is the state bird of Gujarat, India. This is the largest species of flamingo, averaging 110–150 cm (43–60 in) tall and weighing 2–4 kg (4.4-8.8 lbs). The largest male flamingoes have been recorded at up to 187 cm (74 in) tall and 4.5 kg (10 lbs).. It is closely related to the American Flamingo and Chilean Flamingo, with which it is has sometimes been considered conspecific, but that treatment is now widely seen (e.g. More

Greater Flamingos foraging for food Greater FlamnigoThe Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus) is the most widespread species of the flamingo family. The Greater Flamingo is the state bird of Gujarat, India. Distribution / Range It is found in parts of Africa, southern Asia (coastal regions of Pakistan and India) and southern Europe (including Spain, Sardinia, Albania, Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, Portugal, and the Camargue region of France). More

Greater flamingos spend much of their day wading about with their heads upside down, filtering food from the waters of lakes and lagoons. They can be distinguished from lesser flamingos by their larger size, paler plumage and pink bills. What do they sound like? - 1. More

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The greater flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) breeds in large colonies on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of tropical and subtropical America. There are two subspecies of the greater flamingo: the Caribbean flamingo (P. ruber ruber) and the Old World flamingo (P. ruber roseus) of Africa and southern Europe and... More

The Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus is the largest, palest and most widespread of all the flamingo species. It is found in parts of Africa, southwest Asia, southern Asia and southern Europe. It shares the genus Phoenicopterus with both the Caribbean and Chilean Flamingo, but is most closely related to the Caribbean. There is still debate as to whether these two types of flamingo are truly seperate species or simply sub-species of Phoenicopterus ruber. More

Wild Greater Flamingoes probably reach Britain occasionally but the origin of extralimital records is difficult to judge as escaped birds also occur. The species is common in parts of the Mediterranean, nowhere more famously than the Camargue in France from where most of the following photos were taken. More

The Greater Flamingo is considerably bigger, 18" (46 cm), than the Lesser and has a pink bill with a black tip. A filter feeder, it preys on invertebrates which it sifts from the bottom mud. More

Greater Flamingoes breed irregularly at St Lucia, at anytime of the year when the conditions are suitable. The nest consists of a cone of mud with a hollow at the top. One, very rarely two eggs are laid which are pale blue with a white chalky coating. Nesting colonies are densely populated and young chicks join creches when they are five days old. STATUS Greater Flamingoes are locally abundant but are highly nomadic, migrating north in winter. More

Greater Flamingo listed above, but is actually a sub-species of the Greater Flamingo. ALL PHOTOS ARE "CLICKABLE" (you know, to see bigger ones) APPEARANCE: Male flamingos (who reach full size between 1 1/2 to 2 years) are slightly larger than females. They also weigh more and have longer wingspans, but this not a reliable way to identify males from females. More

The greater flamingo has and pink feathers and black-tipped wings. It has a very long neck, long pink legs and webbed pink feet with three toes. It has a large hooked bill with a black tip that is curved down. Males and females look alike, although the male is a little larger. The flamingo is a filter feeder and it is uniquely adapted to feed on small The flamingo has two rows of lamallae or comb-like bristles that line the inside of its bill. More

The greater flamingo is the tallest flamingo, standing 120 to 150 cm (47-59 in.) and weighing up to 3.5 kg (7.7 lb.). 2. The lesser flamingo is the smallest flamingo, standing 80 cm (31.5 in.) and weighing only 2.5 kg (5.5 lb.). 3. Males reach full size between one-and-a-half and two years. 4. More

roseus, the greater flamingo, is the largest of the flamingos and has deep pink wings. 2. Phoenicopterus chilensis, the Chilean flamingo. Chilean flamingos are slightly smaller than Caribbean flamingos and have gray legs with pink bands at the joints. 3. Phoeniconaias minor, the lesser flamingo. This species is the smallest of all flamingos. The color of the lesser flamingo is brighter than the greater flamingo. 4. Phoenicoparrus jamesi, the James' flamingo. More

Greater Flamingos are the largest member of the flamingo family and they are the most widespread. They stand at 1.5 m (5 ft) tall, they have a wingspan between 1.4 and 1.7 m (4.5 - 5.5 ft) and they weigh up to 4 Kgs (8.75 lbs). They are pinkish white in colour but immature birds are grey before they get their full adult plumage. They have long, pink legs with relatively small webbed feet, and a very long neck. More

Greater Flamingo - Greater Flamingo information - Greater Flamingo facts Phoenicopterus rubber is approximately 145 cm (57 inches) long therefore they are the tallest of all flamingos. Hens are smaller. It has got long and flexible neck and long reddish legs. The tip of its bill is black colored. Its body is white with pinkish or reddish coloration on its wings. The greater flamingo is spread on three continents. More

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Order : Phoenicopteriformes
Family : Phoenicopteridae
Genus : Phoenicopterus
Species : roseus
Authority : Pallas, 1811
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