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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Does the flamingo change its color?

Flamingos get their distinctive pink color from the carotenoids in the crustaceans and algae they eat. If these foods were not available to flamingos, their color would indeed change, becoming ligh... 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 »

How does a flamingo protect itself?

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 »

How much does a flamingo weigh?

The greater flamingo, the most common of flamingo breeds, weighs an average 8.75 pounds (or 4 kg) when fully grown. Chilean flamingos, which are specific to South America, can weigh up to 16 pounds... Read More »