Greater Flamingo

Greater flamingos (Phoenicopterus roseus) are tall water birds that live in warm climates in Africa, Asia and Europe. They feed on tiny water organisms that they filtrate out of the water with their bill. Their beautiful pink color is due to pigments in the small animals they feed on.

Recommended links: Animal Diversity Web, ARKive, Flamingo Resource Center, National Geographic, The Animal Files, Wikipedia

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