Thursday, May 3, 2012

Great Clouds of Pink Flamingos: Tens of Thousands Flock in Mexico

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American Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber)

Great Clouds of Pink Flamingos in Mexico Thousands upon thousands of American Flamingos are at the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. Fortunately, this species continues to maintain both a very large population and a very large range. Therefore the American Flamingo is designated as "Least Concern" on the IUCN Red List. Celestún and Ría Lagartos, at opposite ends of Mexico's unspoiled northern Yucatan Peninsula coastline along the Gulf of Mexico, are the gateways to the two primary preserve areas where American Flamingos breed and nest.

Flamingos Flock to Mexican Oasis Dec. 12 - Despite threats to their habitat, thousands of flamingos congregate every year at a wetland reserve in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. Tara Cleary reports. About 45,000 flamingos flock annually to these protected wetlands to mate. Head of the National Park for the Mexican Flamingo, Marco Antonio Plata says the wetlands are important for flamingo monitoring and conservation.

The Greatest Pink Show on Earth Flamingos are gregarious wading birds in the genus Phoenicopterus and family Phoenicopteridae. They are found in both the Western and Eastern Hemispheres, but are more numerous in the latter. 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. (wikipedia) This video is dedicated to all animal lovers!

American Flamingos in Mexico

International Union for Conservation of Nature
Conserving Biodiversity

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