Pink flamingos live in many parts of the world in a variety of different climates. Some are in tropical weather and others in the cold mountains. See below for a complete guide of the six species of flamingos and their habitats.
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The Six Flamingo Species and Geographic Distribution
Greater Flamingo ( Phoenicopterus roseus) – These flamingos are found in parts of Europe and Southwest Asia. The Greater Flamingo is the most widespread flamingo of all six species and the largest.
Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) – These flamingos are found in the Caribbean Islands, Caribbean Mexico, Southern Florida, Belize, coastal Colombia, northern Brazil, Venezuela, and the Galapagos Islands.
Chilean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus chilensis) – These flamingos are found in warm, tropical environments in South America. From Ecuador and Peru to Chile, Argentina, and east Brazil.
Andean Flamingo (Phoenicoparrus andinus) – These flamingos live up in the Andes in Peru, Chile, Bolivia, and Argentina. These flamingos can withstand cold weather as long as the water doesn’t freeze.
James Flamingo (Phoenicoparrus jamesi) – These flamingos populate the high altitudes of Andean plateaus of Peru, Chile, Bolivia, and Northwest Argentina. They can withstand cold weather long as the water doesn’t freeze.
Lesser Flamingo (Phoeniconaias minor) – These flamingos populate sub-Saharan Africa, most commonly found in the Great Rift Valley in Africa, and NW India. These are the smallest species of flamingos.
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