Grebes and Flamingos

This waterbird photo album comprises images of Grebes (Podicipedidae) and Flamingos (Phoenicopteridae) families, see Taxonomy note below. The gallery feature bird portraits that I photographed in a wetland habitat.

Grebes and Flamingos

Grebe and Flamingo Notes

All the species shown in the gallery are ‘Red List 2019’ assessed as ‘Least Concern’ except for the ‘Near Threatened’ Northern Silvery Grebe.

There are twenty grebe and six flamingo species found in all regions of the world except for Antarctica. Flamingos are also absent in Australasia.

Flamingos filter-feed on small aquatic invertebrates, algae and diatoms from silt and mud while grebe feeds on marine animals including fish and arthropods.

Grebes and Flamingos Taxonomy

The Waterbirds Photo Album webpage describes the higher-level taxonomy for Grebes and Flamingos placed in Podicipediformes and Phoenicopteriformes belonging to Mirandornithes clade. The album displays species from both the Grebes (Podicipedidae) and Flamingos (Phoenicopteridae) families.