Make Your Editor Cry: Flamingo (Awkward Plural)
BLUF: (Bottom Line Up Front)
The plural of flamingo is flamingos or rarely flamingoes.
The definition of flamingo: any of several large aquatic birds (family Phoenicopteridae) with long legs and neck, webbed feet, a broad lamellate bill resembling that of a duck but abruptly bent downward, and usually rosy-white plumage with scarlet wing coverts and black wing quills
The singular of flamingo is flamingo. The plural of flamingo is flamingos or less commonly flamingoes. You can use either, just be consistent throughout the entire text.
Well fed, healthy flamingos are more vibrantly colored.
Flamingoes aggressively defend their nesting sites.
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