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James's Flamingo
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The James's Flamingo (Phoenicopterus jamesi), also known as the Puna Flamingo, is a South American flamingo, named for Harry Berkeley James. It breeds on the high Andean plateaus of Peru, Chile, Bolivia and Argentina. It is related to the Andean Flamingo, and the two are often placed in the genus Phoenicoparrus.

It is a small and delicate flamingo, approximately 3 feet in height. Its plumage is pale pink, with bright carmine streaks around the neck and on the back. When perched a small amount of black can be seen in the wings. There is bright red skin around the eye. The legs are brick-red and the bill is bright yellow with a black tip. Immature birds are greyish.

James's Flamingo is similar to other South American flamingoes, but the Chilean Flamingo is pinker, with a longer bill without yellow, and the Andean Flamingo is larger with more black in the wings and bill, and yellow legs.

Petrified Forest National Park Wildlife Couch's Spade-foot Toad
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Couch's Spade-foot Toad is named for a spur-like attachment on his back foot. Credit: NPS

Elephants arriving at railroad yards in Charlestown for circus
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Image by Boston Public Library
File name: 08_06_021365
Title: Elephants arriving at railroad yards in Charlestown for circus
Creator/Contributor: Jones, Leslie, 1886-1967 (photographer)
Date created: 1939-04-30
Physical description: 1 negative : film, black & white ; 4 x 5 in.
Genre: Film negatives
Subject: Circus animals; Elephants
Notes: Title and date from information provided by Leslie Jones or the Boston Public Library on the negative or negative sleeve.
Collection: Leslie Jones Collection
Location: Boston Public Library, Print Department
Rights: Copyright Leslie Jones.

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