National Geographic : 1941 Jan
l aiunai ueugrapniic Ouciely tnoaacnromne Dy w. .r.uerecke Pastel Splashes of Pink and Jet Lend Tropic Flavor to This Florida Eden Including yearlings and youngsters, Hialeah's flaming flamingos number about 450. The birds built the first nests and raised thefirst young of thespecies ever recorded in Florida, although for a century rumors had persisted that they once bred there. The older birds are pinioned toprevent their taking French leave. Native haunts are Great Abaco and Andros in the Bahamas, and the small islands off the north coast of Cuba near Mor6n.