Habitat: Shallow marsh and
brackish coastal lagoons
Weight: 4-9 lbs
Wingspan: 4-5' Average
Lifespan: 20-30 years
Incubation Period: 26-31 days
Number of Young: 1
Conservation Status: Near Threatened
- Their pink plumage comes from the carotenoid pigments they consume as part of their diet.
- Both male and female adults, provide their young with a type of milk called crop milk.
- In order to fly, flamingos need to run a few paces to gather speed.
- Standing on one leg is the flamingo's most comfortable resting position.
- All flamingos feed with their bills upside-down.