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Phoenicopterus ruber ruber

Phoenicopterus ruber ruber
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Copyright: Jan Hamadak (hamady) Silver Note Writer [C: 3 W: 0 N: 17] (248)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Canon 75-300 mm
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Flamingoes, My Birds [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-05-02 1:32
Viewed: 4861
Points: 6
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Caribbean flamingo.
# Four disjunct populations:

* Galapagos Islands - 50 saline lagoons on Isabela, Santa Cruz, Floreana, Bainbridge, and Rabida Islands. Most breeding occurs on southern Isabela Island.
* Southern Caribbean - Guajira Peninsula of Colombia, N coast of Venezuela, Bonaire, and nearby islands. A small number can be found farther east along the N coast of South America to French Guiana.
* Yucatan Peninsula - N coast, from Campeche to Cabo Catoche, with rare sightings at Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, and on Cozumel Island. Celestun Lagoon and Ria Lagartos Lagoon appear to be the most important localities, containing up to 75% of the population at a given time.
* Northern Caribbean - Bahamas, Hispaniola, Cuba, Turks and Caicos, and southern Florida (probably escaped captives).

# Only four main breeding sites:

* Great Inagua, Bahamas
* Archipelago de Camaguey, Cuba
* Rio Lagartos, Yucatan, Mexico
* Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles

info from spot.colorado.edu

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I amd you neighbour and what a coincidence in the colors of both the captures.What a beautiful color and sharpness.Excellent.Do u use a Tele Converter or the bird is a tamed one from Zoo.Anyway very nice capture and closeness.


Hello Jan, beautiful composition of this equally beautiful Flamingo. I love the sharp plumage details, rich color, and spot on exposure. Excellent! Tfs Richard

Hello Jan,
Well composed. Good exposure as well generating these marvelous
colors very well.
Very good DOF and sharpness and the blurred background is everything but distracting.
Well done

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