The American flamingo, also known as the Caribbean flamingo, can get over four feet tall and weigh between four and six pounds. Their plumage is dark pink to orange in color, but the primary and secondary feathers are deep black. They have a very, long slender neck and a thick bill that angles sharply downward in the middle. The legs are also pink in color like the plumage, and the bill has a black tip, pink coloration in the middle, and is pale yellow near the base. In captivity, these flamingos can live more than 60 years.
"Honey, did you make the reservation for the Holiday Inn in Mexico?"
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