The Biggest Animals Kingdom and in The World | Flamingo | Flamingos often stand on one leg, the other tucked beneath the body. Young flamingos hatch reddish gray plumage, but adults range from light pink to bright red due to aqueous bacteria and beta carotene obtained from their food supply. A well-fed, healthy flamingo is colorful and hence a desirable mate, a white or pale flamingo, however, is usually unhealthy or malnourished. Captive flamingos are a notable exception, many turn a pale pink as they are not fed carotene at levels comparable to the wild. This is changing as more zoos prawns and other supplements to the diet of flamingos start to add. Flamingos filter-feed on brine shrimp and blue-green algae.
The reddish pink flamingos or comes from carotenoid proteins in their diet of animal and plant plankton. Flamingos whose sole diet is blue-green algae are darker in color compared with those obtained (eg, having digested by animals, blue-green algae) are second hand. Zoo-fed flamingos, who often can not have the color enhancer in their diet, the food will be given to the additive canthaxanthin Flamingos are very social birds that live in colonies that can run into thousands. These large colonies are believed to serve three purposes for the flamingos: predator avoidance maximize food intake and the use of scarce suitable nesting sites.
Two bonds, bring the male and female build the nest for their eggs and defend. Before reproduction, flamingo colonies was divided into groups of about 15-50 reproduction birds. Lead both men and women in these groups synchronized ritual displays. A flamingo group stands together and shows. Flamingo pair bonds establish and defend nesting territories Nesting can also, by another couple trying to steal nesting be interrupted. Flamingos viciously defend their nests and young. Both parents feed their chicks, and young flamingos feed on this milk, red and white blood cells as well. In the first six days, adults and chicks stay in the nesting sites. Subsequently microcrèches meet many, form nursery containing thousands of chickens.
Moreover, fears for the future of the Lesser Flamingo Phoeniconaias plans have raised children to pipe water from one of their most important breeding areas, the shores of Lake Natron. The lakes are crucial to the birds breeding success because the flamingos feed on the flowers of cyanobacteria that develop there, The Old World flamingos were considered by the ancient Egyptians as the living representation of the god Ra, while in the former Roma were their tongues gently. Also, Andean miners have killed flamingos for their fat, which is believed to be a cure for tuberculosis in the United States is, plastic pink flamingo statues are popular lawn ornaments