Color – white, pink or red due towhat they eatHeight – 5 feet tallWeight – 6 to 8 poundsOther body parts - long legs,boomerang shaped beak and acurved neck for wadingBlack wing feathers
Small Islands in the Pacific OceanGalapagos IslandAlong the coast of ColombiaVenezuelaCape Sable FloridaInhabited lagoons, mudflats andcoastal waterways
Breeding can occur in any season butthe biggest determining factor is rainfall and current food supply.A single egg is laid in a muddy moundand is watched over for 28 to 32 days.Once the young has hatched it willleave the nest after 5 days but comeback to feed.The mother provides a fluid in thedigestive system that goes into theyoungs mouth.After a few weeks the little young willstart hunting for his own food.They can live up to 15 to 20 years in thewild but can live up to 50 in captivity.
Crustaceans ( shrimp ) gives theflamingo its pink color.Insects.Aquatic plants and algae.
No real predators except humansLost habitatNot enough food due to fishingGlobal warming ( dry up water that theyfeed on )
It helps keep the population ofcrustaceans ( shrimp ) down.It helps keep the population of insectsand algae down.
Never litter.Keep the water supply clean.Support programs that support flamingos.
American flamingos are social birds. Theywill not nest unless there is a number ofother birds nearby.The word flamingo comes from the Spanishand Latin word flamenco which means fireand refers to bright color.When flamingos fly in flocks their top speedcan be as high as 35 miles per hour.Don Featherstone is the inventor of the pinkplastic lawn flamingo which has been onlawns since 1957.
Animal Definitive Guide bookBirds of the World bookwww.squidoo.comwww.wikipedia.comwww.google.com
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