sábado, 26 de marzo de 2011

The Flamingo of Camuy

Puerto Rico receives various bird visitors a year, sightings can be categorized as rare. And sometimes they stay, and As it says the title of this post we talk about a Flamingo. On January 23, 2009 came to our island a Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber). It is not the first time we received the visit of a Flamingo, actually in Puerto Rico used to be a Flamingo population in early twentieth century but was extirpated by hunting. Usually, when a flamingo comes to PR, visit the Southwest of Puerto Rico, an area with many wetlands and salt flats.

What is special about this Flamingo which arrived in 2009? Well, Came to Stay. This Flamingo reach the town of Camuy in the northern zone of Puerto Rico. He has stay at the pond "los Amadores”, and felt comfortable in Puerto Rico because it fulfilled 2 years and 2 months since he arrived at the island. The residents gave him an great host to the flamingo, you can see that even after 2 years, people stop to see this pink bird. On occasion the pond dries, he moves to the pond "yeguada" that is very close to where the flamingo, but when it rains and turns to fill the pond "amador" back to there. Already has a name, they say the "El Flamenco de Camuy "(The Flamingo of Camuy). Is rare has decided to stay by himself, therefore the flamingos usually live in communities of hundreds of individuals. But we are pleased that this has chosen to live on our island, I leave 2 photos to be enjoyed.

2 comentarios:

  1. Like many outsiders who come to visit our precious Island of Puerto Rico, once you see it, taste the food you'll stay for ever....

  2. fuy a P.R en el 2013 y lo vi. ni sabia que estaba en esa charca.