by PaDa Thao, age 10
all flamingos have long legs and pink feathers, there are actually
six different species of flamingos that are all different sizes.
live in warm climates. They inhabit in the shallow waters around
lakes and lagoons. They love to make nests in muddy areas. Flamingos
like to eat tiny shrimp, insects and algae.
typically eat tiny shrimp, insects and algae. Many of these foods
contain pigments that give flamingos their bright pink color.
flamingo parents lay one egg at a time. They both take care of the
chick. The flamingo parents make a milk-like substance in their
throat. They feed this liquid to the chick. In three months the baby
flamingo’s beak starts to curve down. It can now scoop up its own
meals, so the parents stop feeding it.
lot of chicks gather in large groups, called crèches, where the
adults can easily take care of them. One crèche can include
thousands of chicks. These groups provide them with safety until they
are old enough to fly.
flamingos strange and beautiful appearance, they are one of the most
unique birds on the planet.
[Source: Simpson Street Free Press]