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American Flamingo
Phoenicopterus ruber Linnaeus, 1758
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Order:
  Phoenicopteriformes
Family:
  Phoenicopteridae
Genus:
  Phoenicopterus

Scientific:
  Phoenicopterus ruber

Citation:
  Linnaeus, 1758

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.10 p.139

Protonym:
  Phoenicopterus ruber

Avibase ID:
  E3FF6313179EC968

Taxomic Serial Number:
TSN: 174976

Geographic range:

  • Phoenicopterus ruber: Locally from Caribbean to ne Brazil; Galapagos Islands
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  American Flamingo
Czech:
  plameňák americký
German:
  Kubaflamingo
Danish:
  Cariberflamingo
Spanish:
  Flamenco rojo
Finnish:
  karibianflamingo
French:
  Flamant des Caraïbes
Icelandic:
  Karíbahafsflæmingi
Italian:
  Fenicottero americano
Japanese:
  oofuramingo
Japanese:
  オオフラミンゴ
Dutch:
  Caribische Flamingo
Norwegian:
  Rødflamingo
Polish:
  flaming karmazynowy
Portuguese:
  Flamingo
Portuguese (Brazil):
  Flamingo
Russian:
  Красный фламинго
Slovak:
  plameniak červený
Swedish:
  karibisk flamingo
Chinese:
  大红鹳


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (1886):
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 1st suppl.):
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 2nd suppl.):
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 3rd suppl.):
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 4th suppl.):
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 5th suppl.):
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 6th suppl.):
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber)
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 7th suppl.):
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (1895):
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 8th suppl.):
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 9th suppl.):
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 10th suppl.):
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 11th suppl.):
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 12th suppl.):
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 13th suppl.):
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 14th suppl.):
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber)
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 15th suppl.):
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber)
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (1910):
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber)
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 16th suppl.):
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber)
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 17th suppl.):
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber)
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 18th suppl.):
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (1931):
   Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 19th suppl.):
   Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 20th suppl.):
   Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 21st suppl.):
   Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 22nd suppl.):
   Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 23rd suppl.):
   Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 24th suppl.):
   Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 25th suppl.):
   Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 26th suppl.):
   Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 27th suppl.):
   Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 28th suppl.):
   Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 29th suppl.):
   Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 30th suppl.):
   Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 31st suppl.):
   Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber)
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (1957):
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber)
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 32nd suppl.):
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber)
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 33rd suppl.):
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 56th suppl.):
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 57th suppl.):
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   Caribbean Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   Caribbean Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Flamant des Caraïbes ( Phoenicopterus ruber) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
    Phoenicopterus ruber ruber [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
    Phoenicopterus ruber ruber [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
    Phoenicopterus ruber ruber [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   Caribbean Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   Caribbean Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   Caribbean Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   Caribbean Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
   Caribbean Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   Caribbean Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   Caribbean Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
    Phoenicopterus ruber ruber [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
    Phoenicopterus ruber ruber [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
    Phoenicopterus ruber ruber [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
    Phoenicopterus ruber ruber [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
    Phoenicopterus ruber ruber [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
    Phoenicopterus ruber ruber [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
    Phoenicopterus ruber ruber [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
    Phoenicopterus ruber ruber [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
    Phoenicopterus ruber ruber [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
    Phoenicopterus ruber ruber [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
    Phoenicopterus ruber ruber [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.01:
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.02:
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.03:
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.04:
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.05:
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.01:
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.02:
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.03:
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.04:
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.01:
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.02:
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.03:
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.04:
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.01:
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.02:
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.03:
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.04:
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.01:
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber) [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
    Phoenicopterus ruber [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Phoenicopterus ruber ruber [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (30/09/2009):
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber)
South American Classification Committee (19/08/2010):
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber)
South American Classification Committee (8/08/2011):
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber)
South American Classification Committee (8/02/2012):
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber)
South American Classification Committee (4/09/2012):
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber)
South American Classification Committee (17/03/2013):
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber)
South American Classification Committee (9/02/2014):
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber)
South American Classification Committee (16/02/2015):
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber)
South American Classification Committee (28/07/2016):
   American Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus ruber)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Phoenicopterus ruber ruber [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Phoenicopterus ruber [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Phoenicopterus [ruber or roseus] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms

Afrikaans: Grootflamink, rootflamink
Arabic: النحام, النحام الكبير, فنتير, مالك الحزين
Azerbaijani: Adi flaminqo
Belarusian: Чырванакрылы фламінга
Bulgarian: Розово фламинго
Breton: Ar flammeg boutin
Catalan: Flamenc, Flamenc de Cuba, Flamenc del carib
Catalan (Balears): Flamenc
Czech: plameňák americký, plameňák karibský, Plameňák růžový
Welsh: Fflamingo
Danish: Cariberflamingo, Flamingo
German: Flamingo, Kubaflamingo, Rosaflamingo
Maldivian: Gudugudaa Dhooni
Greek: Φοινικόπτερο
English: American Flamingo, Caribbean Flamingo, Flamingo, Greater Flamingo
Esperanto: Flamengo
Spanish: Flamenco, flamenco americano, Flamenco Común, Flamenco rojo, Flamenco rosa
Spanish (Colombia): Flamenco, Flamenco Americano
Spanish (Cuba): Flamenco rosa
Spanish (Dominican Rep.): Flamenco
Spanish (Honduras): Flamenco
Spanish (Mexico): Flamenco Americano
Spanish (Venezuela): Flamenco o Tococo
Estonian: Flamingo, punaflamingo
Basque: Flamenko handia
Finnish: Amerikanflamingo, Flamingo, karibianflamingo
Faroese: Flæmingur
French: Flamant des Antilles, Flamant des Caraïbes, Flamant rose
Irish: Lasairéan Mór
Galician: Flamingo
Haitian Creole French: Flanman wòz 
Hebrew: פלמינגו, שקיטן
Hindi: Pun narai, Urian
Hungarian: Flamingó, karibi flamingó, Rózsás flamingó
Armenian: Սովորական Ֆլամինգո
Icelandic: Flæmingi, Karíbahafsflæmingi
Italian: Fenicottero, Fenicottero americano
Japanese: beniirofuramingo, oofuramingo
Japanese: オオフラミンゴ
Kazakh: Кәдімгі қоқиқаз
Latin: Phoenicopterus ruber, Phoenicopterus ruber antiquorium, Phoenicopterus ruber ruber
Lithuanian: Didysis flamingas, Flamingas, Karibų flamingas, Karibuć flamingas, Paprastasis flamingas
Latvian: sarkanais flamingo
Malagasy: Samaky
Macedonian: Фламинго
Maltese: Fjamingu
Dutch: Caribische Flamingo, Flamingo, Rode Flamingo
Norwegian: Flamingo, Rødflamingo
Polish: Czerwonak, czerwonak (flaming), flaming karmazynowy
Portuguese: flamengo, Flamingo, Flamingo-americano, Flamingo-comum, flamingo-grande, Flamingo-grande-comum, gansão, ganso-cor-de-rosa, ganso-do-norte, guará, maranhão, o comum.
Portuguese (Brazil): flamengo, Flamingo, flamingo-grande, gansão, ganso-cor-de-rosa, ganso-do-norte, guará, maranhão
Romansh: flamingo
Russian: карибский фламинго, Красный фламинго, Обыкновенный фламинго
Northern Sami: Flamingo
Slovak: plameniak cervený, plameniak červený, Plameniak ružový
Slovenian: plamenec, Rdeci plamenec, veliki plamenec
Albanian: Lejleku krahëkuq
Serbian: Flamingo, Фламинго
Swedish: Flamingo, Karibisk flamingo
Swahili: Heroe Mkubwa
Tamil: Poo Narai
Turkish: Flaman Kuşu, Flamingo, flamıngo
Ukrainian: Фламінго
Chinese: 大火烈鸟, 大火烈鸟大红鹳, 大红鹳, 美洲红鹳
Chinese (Traditional): 美洲紅鸛

 

         

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