caribbean flamingo

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The American flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) is a large species of flamingo closely related to the greater flamingo andChilean flamingo. It was formerly considered conspecific with the greater flamingo, but that treatment is now widely viewed (e.g. by the American and British Ornithologists’ Unions) as incorrect due to a lack of evidence. It is also known as theCaribbean flamingo although it is present in the Gal├ípagos Islands. In Cuba it is also known as the Greater Flamingo It is the only flamingo that naturally inhabits North America. source

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