Flamingo – {Phoenicopteridae} The name “flamingo” comes from Portugueseor Span…

Flamingo – {Phoenicopteridae} The name “flamingo” comes from Portugueseor Span…


Flamingo – {Phoenicopteridae} The name “flamingo” comes from Portugueseor Spanish flamengo, “flame-colored”, in turn coming from Provençal flamenc from flama”flame” and Germanic-like suffix -ing, with a possible influence of words like “Fleming”. A similar etymology has the Latinate Greek term phoenicopterus (from Greek: φοινικόπτεροςphoinikopteros), literally “blood red-feathered”. [From Wikipedia]

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