How does a flamingo protect itself?

Answer Flamingos are large, brightly colored wading birds with long legs and a large, curved bill. Native to Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe, flamingos make their home in shallow lakes and lagoons. ... 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 »

What is the scientific name for a flamingo?

The birds commonly referred to as flamingos comprise five distinct species: the Chilean flamingo, with the scientific name Phoenicopterus chilensis; the lesser flamingo, Phoenicopterus minor; the J... Read More »

Is the flamingo endangered?

While the flamingo is not on the United States list of endangered species, some controversy exists over their status. Other endangered species official agencies, such as The Convention on Internati... 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 »