Flamingo Friday (weekend post)

-Posted by D. Worth (US) | for- M. Barbay (France) and US

Gregarious wading birds in the genus Phoenicopterus and family Phoenicopteridae... Flamings are found in both the Western and Eastern Hemispheres, but are more numerous in the latter. IMAGE.

There are four species in the Americas while two exist in the Old World. Two species, the Andean and the James's Flamingo, are often placed in the genus Phoenicoparrus instead of Phoenicopterus. (wiki)

Well, now we know why they dance: VIDEO (haha)
VIDEO: Flamingos Dance! Toe to Toe!
More at the end of this clip: Good thoughts -RP

Greater flamingos head home as summer sets in
Peninsula On-line - ‎Apr 19, 2009‎
Greater flamingos formed the biggest group among the special visitors. Flying all the way back from African countries, these migratory birds stay for a ...

France's 'wild west' holds up against modernity
AFP - ‎Apr 23, 2009‎
The delta is a maze of largely empty roads, salt flats, fresh and salt water lagoons, pink flamingos, and is a major wintering spot for hundreds of ...

Everybody's Talkin': Forecasting a flamingo invasion
Times-Mail (subscription) - ‎Apr 20, 2009‎
When thou seest a pink flamingo, reach for your phone and check book. A large flock of the gregarious wading birds has been spotted in the western portion...

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