the Flamingo

This is another name for the constellation of Grus, the crane. Grus was created in 1603 by Johann Bayer and is visible south of Piscis Austrinus, the southern fish. Because of its location the constellation is not easily observed by those living in the northern half of the United States. The origin of the constellation of Phoenicopterus is uncertain but probably began in England in the early seventeenth century. Today the constellation is universally recognized as Grus.