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Flamingoes (Family Phoenicopteridae)

Unmistakable with any other bird recorded in Australia. Flamingoes are long-legged, pink to orange birds with a long neck. The large curved bill is used to filter brine shrimps and other aquatic invertebrates from water. The birds turn their heads upside-down and fully submerge it in the water when feeding.

A single record of the Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus has been accepted for the Cocos (Keeling) Islands from 1988. 

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