Sunday, December 18, 2011


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.

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  1. One year the Phipps Conservatory, in Pittsburgh, did a show and plastic pink flamingos feature prominently that year. When I first saw them I really did laugh out loud.