American Flamingo occurs in Caribbean and Galápagos. The population is increasing. The major threats are habitat destruction and disturbance within breeding colonies.
■ Listed in Appendix II of Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES, or Washington Convention).
■ Listed in Appendix II of Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS, or Bonn Convention) as migratory species that is requiring international cooperation.
■ Phylum Chordata – chordates
■ Class Aves – birds
■ Order Phoenicopteriformes – flamingos
■ Family Phoenicopteridae – flamingos
■ Species Phoenicopterus ruber – American Flamingo