PHOENICOPTERIFORMES

Mexico 1980Angola 1999Angola 1999Angola 1999
Greater Flamingo
Phoenicopterus ruber
(Phoenicopteridae)
Lesser Flamingo
Phoenicopterus minor
(Phoenicopteridae)
Lesser Flamingo
Phoenicopterus minor
(Phoenicopteridae)
Lesser Flamingo
Phoenicopterus minor
(Phoenicopteridae)


Bahama 1972 SILVER
Greater Flamingo
Phoenicoptrus ruber
(Phoenicopteridae)
(PHOENICOPTERIFORMES)

Australian Flamingo
Phoenicopterus eyrensis
(Phoenicopteridae)
(PHOENICOPTERIFORMES)


It is said that the name called Flamingo comes from flame (flamma) of the Latin and the Spanish flamenco. It is related to words imaged both by a vivid color of the body. The figure which a large crowd colors the sky red, and fly of Flamingo is the best part. Because a red pigment of the carotene system is included in an alga growing in the saline lake which is bait of Flamingo as for this color of the body vivid brightly, it is born. In the breeding season, it becomes the decisive factor whether or not it is got a partner to have this vivid color of the body. As for Australian Flamingo, as for the length, as for 150cm, Greater Flamingo and Lesser Flamingo, the each length is 130cm, around 80cm with a current animal with an animal of the Oligocene 3,800,000,000 years ago from 2,300,000,000 years when a fossil was discovered in Lake Australian air.

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