Greater flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber

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No other bird has a similar bill. Spoonbills are also long-legged pink wading birds but have long, spatulate bills and lack black in the flight feathers. The Greater Flamingo is quite rare and local in Florida and accidental elsewhere. Several species of flamingos occasionally escape from zoos and can be confused with the Greater Flamingo but they are usually paler in color.