It is a species that inhabits the wetlands of Africa, Southern Europe and Southwest Asia.

Flamingos are slender waterfowl with very long legs and neck, tail cut and plumage between whitish and reddish. It is characterized by the peculiar shape of its beak, curved and downwards, which they use to filter water from the small elements that make up the food.

This species nests colonially and lays its eggs in mounds of earth next to the mud. Its clutch consists of a single whitish egg.