A wading-bird of several species. It is of a brilliant red, and has a long neck and legs. In feeding, the head is bent downward and I inward so as to reverse the position of the upper mandible. The nest is made of mud scratched up two or three feet high, and two eggs are hatched, the bird standing so as to rest on the tall nest. The red flamingo posts sentinels, which give warning of danger with trumpet notes.