Special Behavior or Unique Anatomy
The flamingos scientific name is
Phoeniconais ruber ruber
They from Columbia, Galapagos
Islands, Caribbean, Venezuela
Diet in the wild: minute animals and
vegetable matter, such as algae and
diatoms, or mollusks and shrimp
Also they feed there young by putting
already chewed food in there mouth.
Flamingo may be up to 57 inches in
length. There weight is
around 6 to 8 pounds.
But they males are much
larger then females.
They have really long
legs for standing in water
They start breeding about 6 years old.
They can breed at any season that
they want. Breeding and nest making
may depend on rainfall.
Special Behavior or Unique
Flamingos usually stand one leg and
curl up under there body
They have webbed feet to make it
easier to stand in mud
Flamingos eat a lot of shrimp that is
why they are pink. without the shrimp
there feathers would turn white.