Time to protect flamingos

The content originally appeared on: Dominican Today

Santo Domingo.- Their particular intense pink to pinkish-white or orange-pink plumage, as well as their long legs and neck make people see them from afar, even when they rest in calm waters of wetlands, estuaries, gullies and other water sources. The presence of these in any of these spaces indicates the quality of the water, especially in the wetlands, where they most often live and collect the food they eat. These are flamingos, large birds with a very characteristic color that belong to the Order Phoenicopteriformes, Family Phoenicopteridae, aquatic species that include the current flamingos. “There are six species of the genus Phoenicopterus, distributed throughout the world, except Oceania, but in Hispaniola there is only one variety, the Phoenicopterus ruber, also known as the Caribbean flamingo, pink or American flamingo,” […]