American Flamingo – Phoenicopterus ruber
Unmistakable. A tall, long-legged, long-necked pink bird with a short, down-curved bill. Wings have black tips and trailing edges.
Goose-like honking and cackling notes.
Shallow coastal lagoons and mudflats.
Resident in Bahamas, West Indies, Yucatan, northern South America, and Galapagos Islands. A casual visitor to U.S. coast from Carolinas to Texas.