Kingdom : Animalia
                          Class : Aves
                       Family : Phoenicopteridae
        Scientific Name : Phoenicopterus

                      Size(H) : 100cm - 150cm 
                                       ( 39in - 59in)
                Wing Span : 100cm - 180cm 
                                        ( 59in - 71in)
                       Weight : 2kg - 4kg 
                                        ( 4.4lbs - 8.8lbs)
                 Top Speed : 50kn/h (31mph)

                  Life Span : 15 - 30 years
                      Colour : Pink, Orange,
                                      Blue, White
                 Skin Type : Feathers
Distinctive Features : Long, curved beak 
                                      and sleep standing 
                                      on one leg
  1. Flamingos are large colorful birds mostly found in South America and America.
  2. There are six different species of Flamingos in all.
  3. Most of them are pink or orange in color with some of them being white, black or blue.
  4. They get their distinctive color from a type of algae that they feed on.
  5. They usually stay in flocks of around 200 birds.
  6. Interestingly, a Flamingo sleeps standing on a single leg.
  7. The half of flamingo’s body with the leg on ground, is active while the other half sleeps.
  8. To take complete rest, the Flamingo changes its leg to give the other half of the body rest.
  9. Flamingos are known to breed throughout the year.
  10. The Female flamingo lays a single egg which hatches after 30 days of incubation.
  11. They are omnivores feeding on algae, fish and insects.
  12. They are filter feeders and use their oddly shaped beaks to filter out food and separate mud from food.
  13. The little hair covering their mouth called lamellae and their rough tongue also help them filter feed.
  14. They have few predators in humans, wild dogs and crocodiles.
  15. Eagles are known to prey on flamingo eggs and vulnerable chicks.

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