American Flamingo

Phoenicopterus ruber

Mated pairs incubate one egg atop a nest mound of dribbled mud. Hatched white, chicks form pink feathers once foodbourne pigments accumulate within their bodies. Since 2004, the Tulsa Zoo has hatched over 20 of these New World flamingos.


Found At


Least Concern

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