Some images are so well known, like the saguaro cactus that they become associated with a certain part of our culture. The pink flamingo is one of those icons. You can buy a plastic pink flamingo for about $5 dollars or so. This is a picture of the actual bird, not a plastic replica. Surprisingly, the Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) is found through out the entire world in warm, waterside regions. This may be why they are so popular as lawn ornaments.