Photo by David Mayes
Scientific Name: Phoenicopterus ruber ruber
While other flamingos are restricted to shallower waters, the Caribbean flamingo is capable of wading out into deeper waters due to its great size.
- Size: Weight: 4 to 8 pounds; Height: 47 to 57 inches; Wingspan: 55 to 65 inches
- Diet: Crustaceans, molluscs, aquatic insects, polychaete worms and algae
- Habitat: Brackish and saline inland and coastal waters
- Range in the Wild: Caribbean to northeastern Brazil and the Galapagos Islands
Listed as Least Concern.
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