How does a flamingo defend itself?

Answer The world's six species of flamingoes live generally free of predators, yet still have adaptations for self-defense. Intercommunity squabbling can result in damage to nests and eggs, and at such ti... Read More »

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What is a flamingo?

The flamingo is a type of large bird, which scientists sometimes refer to as Phoenicopterus ruber. A member of the Ciconiiformes order of birds, the flamingo is distantly related to storks, herons ... Read More »

Can a flamingo bird fly?

Flamingos can fly once they've gathered enough speed on the ground by running. They launch into the air while facing the wind then flap their wings at a fast pace as they fly. Flamingos generally f... Read More »

What does a flamingo symbolize?

In ancient Egypt, flamingos were symbols of the sun. Egyptians believed that flamingos represented the sun god Ra. Flamingos also have been known to symbolize "beauty, balance and grace." In modern... Read More »

What phylum is the flamingo in?

According to, the flamingo belongs to the "Chordata" phylum. The University of Michigan Museum of Zoology explains that animals in this phylum have a rod-like structure that extend... Read More »