Flamingos take flight in the Bahamas

Scientists with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and other groups have banded nearly 200 American flamingoes (Phoenicopterus ruber) in the Inagua National Park in the Bahamas in order to monitor the long-term population, Jeremy Hance reports. Follow the link below for more photographs by Julie Larsen Maher.
American flamingoes, also known as Caribbean flamingoes, are found in North and South America, as far west as the Galapagos and as far east as the the Brazil. They are listed as Least Concern, with the population on the rise. There are six species of flamingo worldwide: four in the Americas and two in Africa, Asia, and Europe. The American flamingo is the only species that is found in North America, including southern Florida.

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