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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.
Weight: 4.6 to 9 pounds; Height: 47 to 57 inches; Wingspan: 55 to 65 inches
Crustaceans, molluscs, aquatic insects, polychaete worms and algae
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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