[Photo No. B-408]
These famous pink birds can be found in warm, watery regions on many continents. They favor environments like estuaries and saline or alkaline lakes. Considering their appearance, flamingos are surprisingly fluid swimmers, but really thrive on the extensive mud flats where they breed and feed. Greater flamingos are likely to be the only tall, pink bird in any given locale. They also have long, lean, curved necks and black-tipped bills with a distinctive downward bend. The Greater Flamingo is also the National Bird of The Bahamas. This capture was made 1989 at the Inagua National Park on the southern most Island of Inagua, Commonwealth of The Bahamas.