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Detroit Zoo - Greater Flamingo - Photo by Roy Lewis

Greater flamingo

Phoenicopterus roseus

At the Detroit Zoo
The greater flamingos can be found in the African Forest.

Greater flamingos are tall, pale pink birds with long, lean, curved necks and distinctively downward-curved, black-tipped bills. Young flamingos are born gray and white and do not turn pink for two years.

Fun Facts

  • There is no set breeding season for flamingos, and young can be born at any time of year.