As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Monday, 19 March 2018

Surprising Origin of American Flamingos Discovered

Scientists have long wondered whether the bright pink birds are native to Florida.


Few of us Floridians are native to the state. Even our emblematic flamingos were widely thought to be escapees from captivity—until now.

A new study sheds new light on a long-standing controversy by suggesting flamingos are indeed true residents of the Sunshine State.

There are six species of flamingo, and the American, or greater, flamingois found in Florida. The bird also lives in the Caribbean, Mexico, and South America.


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