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The Greater Flamingo with the scientific name of Phoenicopterus roseus
is one of the most widespread species of the flamingo family in India.
The biological name of this Greater Flamingo is Phoenicopterus roseus. It is the largest one among the flamingo species. It shares its genus with the Caribbean Flamingo and Chilean Flamingo. The quick classification of the Greater Flamingo is as below,
The plumage of this species is pinkish white in colour. The wings are red in colour. The primary and secondary flight feathers are black in colour. The life span of these greater flamingos is 75 years. The legs are pink colour. The bill of this flamingo is pink in colour and also has a black tip in the bill. It makes a call like honking. They sit by extending their legs towards the backside.