Aerial view of American flamingos flying over Los Roques Archipelago National Park, Venezuela
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Birds of a feather
Today is World Migratory Bird Day in Latin and South America, so to honour the occasion we’ve chosen these flamingos, rising above the Caribbean Sea off the coast of Venezuela. Changes in daylight hours and food availability can trigger seasonal migrations in many bird species, including flamingos. American flamingos like these will migrate relatively short distances, usually to ensure a steady food supply. Found mainly throughout the Caribbean, their range extends as far north as southeastern regions of the United States.