Latin name: Phoenicopterus ruber

Common name: American Flamingo



Encyclopedia of Life:

Brief introduction: The Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber ruber (Linnaeus, 1758)) is a sub-species of the American Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber). The Caribbean Flamingo is found generally throughout the Caribbean and is a non-migratory bird (those that do migrate only move between summer and winter breeding grounds). It is a largely social bird that breeds in huge colonies, and is a homeothermic endotherm - an animal that keeps a consistent temperature that is regulated within its body.

Related papers:
Zhang et al., Comparative Genomics Reveals Insights into Avian Genome Evolution and Adaptation. Science, (2014).
Jarvis et al., Whole Genome Analyses Resolve Early Branches in the Tree of Life of Modern Birds. Science, (2014).