On a recent bus tour that I gave for the City of Cape Coral, I met a lady by the name of Laura, who had seen a BLACK FLAMINGO on a trip she had taken. I asked her to send me a photo, which she did. She and her friend Leslie were on a tour in Eilat, Israel and this photo was taken by their guide Itai Shanni, who was our guide for the day. He said this bird is the only documented melanistic flamingo in the world. It was discovered earlier this year and Leslie and Laura saw it in October.