I adore pink week, it is actually the first week we started with back n January! Then I started seeing so many gorgeous Flamingo bullet journal spreads that were stunning! I adored them, so started collecting them. Decided when I got to 49 that I in fact had enough to last a life time!
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So lets get cracking with our interesting facts about flamingos because it seems from the feedback everyone has give me, the fun facts, are in fact fun! <<See what I did there!
1. There are six distinct species of flamingo, but it takes a trained eye to distinguish them.
2. Flamingos tend to congregate in mudflats or lagoons, where they can find shallow saltwater prey. These habitats are also difficult for predators to negotiate.
3. Flamingos feed by stirring up mud with their feet. Then they reach down and scoop up a beakful of mud and water. Their beaks are designed to strain animals out of the mud, and the muddy water is expelled. This happens as the flamingo’s head is upside-down.
4. The color pink comes from beta-carotene in the crustaceans and plankton that flamingos eat. Zoo flamingos will turn white if their diet is not supplemented with live shrimp or flamingo chow containing carotenoid pigments.
5. The feathers under their wings (flight feathers) are black. You only see them when the birds are flying.
6. Flamingo chicks are born with grey and white feathers. They do not turn pink for a year or two. Their beaks are straight, and begin to curve as they grow and mature.