Greater flamingos spend much of their day wading about with their heads upside down, filtering food from the waters of lakes and lagoons. They can be distinguished from lesser flamingos by their larger size, paler plumage and pink bills.
Scientific name: Phoenicopterus roseus
The following habitats are found across the Greater flamingo distribution range. Find out more about these environments, what it takes to live there and what else inhabits them.
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Additional data source: Animal Diversity Web
Year assessed: 2009
Classified by: IUCN 3.1