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Flamingo (Phoenicopteridae)

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Flamingo (Phoenicopteridae)


Flamingos are large birds with long necks, sticklike legs, and pink or reddish feathers. Their unique bill is curved, allowing them to filter feed on shrimp and algae.


They are found in the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Europe, in both saltwater and freshwater habitats.


Flamingos thrive in large shallow lakes, lagoons, or mangrove swamps where they can feed and breed.


These social birds live in large colonies that help in predator protection and maximizing food intake. They are known for their synchronized performances and displays.


Their diet consists mainly of algae, crustaceans, and plankton, which contribute to their distinct color.


Flamingos are monogamous birds that lay a single egg each year. Both parents are involved in nurturing the chick.


Threats include habitat loss, pollution, and disturbance from tourism and industry.

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