Photo of the Week

I took this picture at Animal Kingdom of a group of Pink Flamingos.

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Flamingos are large birds that are identifiable by their long necks, sticklike legs and pink or reddish feathers. Flamingos embody the saying “you are what you eat.” The pink and reddish colors of a flamingo’s feathers come from eating pigments found in algae and invertebrates. Three-quarters of the world population of Lesser Flamingos (Phoeniconaias minor) live and breed in East Africa. Majority depend on Tanzania’s Lake Natron as a breeding site. Food is plentiful, nesting sites abound – and above all, the lake is isolated from predator and human disturbance.  There are also numerous fresh water springs accessible to the young birds.

Think Pink  save Africa’s flamingos.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. purpleborough
    Dec 17, 2014 @ 13:51:18

    I love Flamingos

    Reply

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