What are the largest and smallest of all flamingos? Those two species are both Old World Flamingos, and are known as the Greater and Lessor species.
What is an Old World Flamingo? It's one that ls native to what has traditionally been referred to as the Old World: Those regions known well by Europeans before awareness of the Americas emerged.
Specifically these two species of those utterly fascinating birds live in portions of Europe, Africa, and Asia.
Learn a little more about them here on this page, where you'll also find some fine suggestions for gifts for flamingo lovers.
Then, since children can often become fascinated with these avian marvels, I've placed an especially fun treat near the end. It's a video of a talented young girl doing a wonderful interpretive dance which really captures the spirit of the flamingo. Be sure to watch it. This young lady takes flamingo fascination to artistic heights!
I'm so glad you found my page about old world flamingos and flamingo gifts. What did you think?
CruiseReady, The scarf, the tank top and the watch make great gifts and possessions. Do you know how the Romans liked their flamingo tongue delicacies served? Is there any country now whose culture includes flamingo body parts?
I visited Nakuru Park in Kenya a couple of times and was amazed at the large numbers of flamingos there. You can check that out online, I believe.
Digby_Adams - It always amazes me that they can stand for so long on one leg. What great balance!
burntchestnut - did you know that a large group of flamingos is called a 'stand' or a 'flamboyance?' Agreed that little dancer is quite impressive!
Thank you, curiousengineer!
blackspanielgallery - I think a lot of people associate them with the Sunshine State, which may be why the Florida Lottery chose to incorporate a pink flamingo into their logo.
Thank you, Veronica. There are six flamingo species, and they all have a lot in common, but there are some important differences, too.
They really are! The more I learn about them, the more intriguing I find them.
I love your pictures of these birds. Such fascinating creatures!
What a beautiful article ! Thank you for posting it. I never knew there was a distinction between flamingo types. Fascinating and lovely photos too.
I always think Florida when I see the word flamingo.