What do flamingos look like?
Flamingos are tall, large bodied birds with long necks and small heads.
They are mostly recognized by their pink plumage. Flamingos stand
between 31 and 57 inches and weigh approximately 4 to 6.5 pounds.
Where in the world can you
In the wild, flamingos inhabit tropical and warm temperature environments
in South American and the Caribbean. A small population of flamingos
are located in the Galapagos. Mostly, they are found near shallow
saltwater lagoons and lakes.
How do flamingos move?
What do flamingos eat?
Their diet includes algae, diatoms, and aquatic invertebrates such
as crustaceans and mollusks.
Are flamingos endangered
Because flamingos live in remote, inhospitable places, they have few
natural predators. Their greatest problems are humans, who destroy the birds habitat by changing the natural processes that occur on land and in the
past have valued their
vibrant colored feathers. The greatest challenge to flamingos are
habitat destruction and exploitation.
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