Phoenicopteridae, commonly known as flamingos, are large wading birds with long legs, webbed feet, and a curved bill. They have a distinctive pink or reddish-orange plumage, and their wingspan can reach up to 1.5 meters. They inhabit shallow lakes, lagoons, and mudflats, and feed on small aquatic organisms. The average lifespan of a flamingo is 20-30 years, and the current population is estimated to be around 2 million.
Name Origin: The Phoenicopteridae family of birds is commonly known as flamingos. The name is derived from the Greek word phoinikopteros, which means "crimson-colored wing". This is a reference to the bright pink or red feathers of the flamingo.
Related Species: Phoenicopterus ruber, Phoenicopterus chilensis, Phoenicopterus roseus, Phoenicoparrus jamesi