What are the predators of pink flamingos?
Flamingos choose regions that have little food for other animals and avoid having many natural predators. They can be the target of large birds that move from place to place. Grown flamingos are not the target but the chicks are vulnerable and the parents must protect them and kept them close by.
The biggest danger to flamingos is loss of habitat areas due to human encroachment and pollution of the water they depend on for food.
The biggest danger to flamingos is loss of habitat areas due to human encroachment and pollution of the water they depend on for food.
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Pink Flamingos Flamingos are pink because of the food they eat, which is shrimpand algae. Additional Input . It's not the the color of the food that makes the flamingopink, but the chemicals inside. . Flamingos are pink if they have a lot of food containing betacarotene in their diet (i.e shri…mp). . The coloring is actually a derivative of a class ofplant-produced compounds called carotenoids-that is, carotene andits chemical cousins. Flamingoes in the wild eat shrimp, which ispink. The flamingo body may not process other colorful chemicalsthe way it processes carotene. Often times when flamingos are fedat a zoo, their diets are much different than their diet would bein the wild. Flamingoes in the wild eat shrimp, which is pink.Therefore flamingos in a zoo habitatand that aren't fed shrimp losetheir pink color, so zookeepers must add food coloring to thefood! . The depth and shade of their pink depends on how much suitablecarotenoid they eat. In order to have flamingoes that remain pinkin captivity, various colouring agents are fed to them; normallythe same agents that are fed to farmed salmon so they have pinkmeat. . This answer is completely wrong! I'm pretty sure shrimps do notcontain beta carotene. Beta carotene is an orange (not pink)pigment found in carrots and is a precursor to vitamin A. WhereasAstaxanthine is a pink pigment produced by plants and algae. It isAstaxanthine that give Flamingos their pink color. When shrimps eatalgae the astaxanthine contained in them is incorporated into theirchitin shell. When the Flamingos eat the shrimps the flamingos thenincorporate the pigment into their feathers. Incidentally this isalso why the meat or muscle of an adult wild salmon is pink. Farmedsalmon raised on meal lacking the pigment have white appearingmuscle. This is also why when you cook shrimp or lobster or crabthey turn bright pink to red in color. Shrimps and lobsters don'tlook pink at first due to proteins in the shell obscuring thepigment. When the protein is denatured (cooked) it reveals thewonderful color. This is also true of the leaves of fall. When thegreen chlorophylls in the leaves are destroyed the reds and orangesand yellows of fall are revealed in their splendor! What about pinkyou say? I'll explain this next. . Both astaxanthine and beta carotene are Carotenoids, a group ofpigment molecules produced by plants and algae that range in colorfrom yellow to red (the leaves of fall). They help absorb light andpass the energy to chlorophyll. They can be divided into twogroups, xanthophylls and carotenes. The former containing oxygenand the later lacking. The coloration of these molecules is due tothe length of their carbon chain with alternating single and doublebonds, called conjugation. This chain absorbs light of variouscolors (energies). The more highly conjugated or the longer thechain the more red the pigment looks. The shorter the chain themore yellow the pigment. Changing the length changes the lightabsorption spectrum and therefore the color. Vitamin A (retinol)alpha and beta carotene, lycopene, and lutien are all vitamins andantioxidants as well as Carotenoids. . Although the explanation of the caratinoids above is right onthe money, its important to note FLAMINGOS ARE NOT PINK BECAUSETHEY EAT SHRIMP! Flamingos are pink because the things they eathave those pigments in them. True, flamingos do eat whats called agrass shrimp, but most of their diet is made up of diatoms andalgae. In fact, most species of flamingo can't eat anything biggerthan microscopic organisms. So to say that a flamingo is pink justbecause of shrimp is like saying humans grow healthy and strongbecause we drink milk. Yes, milk does help us do that, but it is avery small part of a diverse diet that we consume everyday. Also,the feathers are only temporarily that color, not stained pink. Ifa feather comes off, than it will return to its original whitecolor while laying on the ground over time. . flamingo chicks hatch a smokey grey color, which eventuallylightens and turns pink when they lose their down.Flamingoes arepink because they eat shrimp rich in a pink protein which builds upin the birds feathers. Much like when you eat lots of carrots andyou turn orange, or when you put a white flower in red water andthe flower turns red. The phytoplankton that their food eats gives color to theirfeathers. (MORE)
Flamingos live in areas with shallow water beside lakes and rivers where there are few predators. Their most common predators are birds of prey such as eagles and hawks passing over. The adult flamingos are not in danger from such predators because of their large size, but their chicks are and they …must stay near and protect their chicks. (MORE)
Grown flamingos do not have predators. What does have predators is the flamingos baby eggs. Other birds will try to get at them.
the pink flamingo represents trashyness and is seen to be tasteless by some who are less informed. This is completely wrong as well, my friend. People need to become more informed as far as Flamingos go. The Flamingo represents grace and poise. Look it up. um, yeah but plastic flamingos are so of…ten placed on front lawns that they're about as tasteful as those "a touch of class" license plates with a rose. Look it up flamingo lover. (MORE)
it is shrimp since shrimp is pink and also other pink pigments . flamingos are born white!!
Flamingos are pink because of beta carotene in the diet. The source of this varies from species to species but is usually shrimp or blue-green algae.
Pink flamingos do actually get their pink color from eating shrimpand other foods that have the same chemicals that are found incarrots. Their body stores pigments in the skin and feathers fromwhat they eat.
Pink Flamingos protect themselves by pecking predators with their beaks in a fast jerk like motion. Flamingos also stay in large groups to avoid and confuse predators.
It probably started in the 1950s as a prank teens would play on their neighbors. Or it's also used as a church event called getting flocked. So I read
The pink flamingo represents the Bahamas national bird. the pink flamingo represents trashyness and is seen to be tasteless by some who are less informed. This is completely wrong as well, my friend. People need to become more informed as far as Flamingos go. The Flamingo represents grace and poise…. Look it up. um, yeah but plastic flamingos are so often placed on front lawns that they're about as tasteful as those "a touch of class" license plates with a rose. Look it up flamingo lover. (MORE)
Flamingoes range in color from pink to orange/red. Their color depends upon their habitat and diet.
In an essay by Jennifer Price, "The Plastic Flamingo: A Natural History" it says that flamingos were a huge thing in the 1950's and that they represented elegance and wealth.
a predator in the sense that it strains small organisms out of water by means of its unique bill. prey as i have seen video of a jackal, and an eagle taking them.
Flamingos inhabit the edges of lakes and swamps where they can eat shrimp, algae, and other small creatures that live in shallow water.
One could find a pink flamingo in Africa, South America, or Argentina once it reaches maturity. Another place would be the local zoo if interested in seeing one in captivity.
No. They are gray.. No, they become pink because of their diets which are high in beta-carotene.
Yes but when Flamingo's are born they are white and they get their colour by eating shrimp.
Flamingos are not the only birds containing pink. Since they are not born or do not intrinsically develop into pink birds, they obtain their pink pigment from their diet. The more carotene their diet contains, the more vibrantly pink their bodies become. The related link includes a short list of o…ther birds that contain the color pink. (MORE)
No, pink flamingoes are omnivores. . They eat shrimp which is a shellfish and has proteins and fat like any other animal as well as small insects (meat). They also eat algae (plants) which makes them omnivores.
A Flamingo eats brine shrimp and blue green algae, plants at the bottom of a river or pond and other little fish and creatures on the sand bed floor. The flamingos feathers are pink because brine shrimp bare reddish orangey colour. A flamingo will sooner then be eaten by ferel pigs and other large a…nimals. Hope that helps. :D (MORE)
They live in separate climates but if given the chance I am sure that a lion would eat a pink flamingo (although the blue ones are a bit more tangy).
No, flamingos are birds. Birds reproduce by egg laying. Mammals give birth to live young.
The short answer is no. The long answer is "probably not." Early European settlers in southernmost Florida described flamingos living in the local lakes, but it is not known if they were permanent residents which bred there or just occasional visitors from the Carribean looking for a more plentiful …food supply. At any rate, they do not breed in the US now at all and are only seen occasionally in Florida. (MORE)
Flamingos are pink because of small bacteria that live in water which the Flamingos eat. Baby Flamingos are grey and gain their colour later on. Not bacteria. It's a substance in the algae and tiny shrimp that they feed on which gives them the pink color.
Flamingos move at moderate rates. When they run, they don't run far, as soon as they've taken a few steps, they take of in flight.
They can be white, but that means that they have not had enough shrimp which have essential nutrients.
Its the Shrimp they eat, since its pink and they eat so much of it it turns them pink.
What makes a flamingo pink is the food it eats like shrimp considering shrimp is a pinkish color and also other pigments they eat.
No. The pink color is because of its genetics or something dealing with their DNA.
The flamingos feathers are pink because the eat shrimp the more shrimp they eat the darker ther feathers are.
Both! It is a prey because it eats shrimps and other crustacean's, but they don't have any real big predators, but they could be a prey.
Something about the way they digest food, the color comes from proteins found in their diets. Well fed healthy flamingos will be brighter, and the paler ones are malnourished.
Eggs and young have many predators such as crows, ravens, and mushroom mice. Adults are frequently attacked by golden eagles and northern eagle-owls.
Yes,it does and also other pigments because shrimp is pinkish so it turns flamingos pink they are originally white when they are born.
You put pink flamingoes in your yard because they scare away birds that might eat the seeds in your garden or they scare away birds from eating the grass seeds that you might've just planted.
The pigment from all the shrimp they eat makes them pink; they are born white.
In 1957 a 21-year old sculpture student invented it. His name was Don Featherstone. Hope that Helps
The (some say tacky) plastic pink flamingoes that are used as lawn ornaments were invented in 1957.
Flamingos are pink because they eat pink shrimp. Cats aren't pink because they eat catfood,mice,birds, and even rabbits. Those food don't change the fur of the cat. If god wanted cats to be pink then we would get pink cats but for now deal with colors!
Yes they are... That is why you also see very light pink ones closer to the sea. They have alot of salt in there diet so it lessens the pink pigment of the feathers.
â¢. The lesser flamingo is preyed upon by lions, leopards, cheetahs, and jackals. Pythons have also been known to attack flamingos.. â¢. The Andean flamingo is preyed upon by the Andean fox and Geoffrey's cat.. â¢. In Africa , hyenas will enter a flamingo's environment when the gro…und is dry and can hold the animals' weight. Hyenas cause more panic among the birds than actual mortalities.. â¢. Records indicate that bobcats, coyotes, raccoons, foxes, minks, and dogs have killed flamingos in zoological environments.. â¢. On Great Inagua Island in the Bahamas feral pigs prey on flamingos.. (MORE)
Flamingos are pink or orange or white depending on what they eat. Flamingos eat algae and crustaceans that contain pigments called carotenoids . For the most part, these pigments are found in the brine shrimp and blue-green algae that the birds eat. Enzymes in the liver break down the carotenoids i…nto the pink and orange pigment molecules deposited in the feathers, bill, and legs of the flamingos. Flamingos that eat mostly algae are more deeply colored than birds that eat the small animals that feed off of algae. Captive flamingos are feed a special diet that includes prawns (a pigmented crustacean) or additives such as beta-carotene or canthaxanthin, otherwise they would be white or pale pink. Young flamingos have gray plumage that changes color according to their diet. (MORE)
The pink color actually comes from their natural diet (I think it's specifically from shrimp). Depending on diet, flamingos can vary from a fairly vivid pink, to a pale pink, to white.
no because of the food they eat (pink shrimp) gives them that hot pinkish color
Yes. Flamingos' pink coloration derives from pigments called carotenoids, which are the basis of red/pink/orange coloration in a variety of animals. These pigments cannot be generated by animals, but originate in photosynthetic organisms (plants, algae, some fungi and bacteria) and are then passed f…rom one species to the next via the food chain. There are 5 major carotenoids found in flamingos, coloring everything from their egg yolks and livers to their feathers and preen oil: echinenone, canthaxanthin, phoenicoxanthin, astaxanthin, and phoenicopterone. The 6 species of flamingos get their carotenoids from different sources, as a result of the fact that variations in bill morphology allow the birds to access and ingest different-sized prey items. These include diatoms, brine-shrimp, plant seeds, mollusk larvae, and, in particular, cyanobacteria such as Spirulina. Although these foods do not look pink on their own, they contain carotenoids that flamingos metabolize and express in their tissues. If you see pictures of young flamingos, you will notice that they are whitish-grey, rather than pink; you may also notice that there is quite a bit of color variation even among fully-grown adult birds. Depending on the species, flamingo juveniles do not start expressing their pink coloration until they are 2-4 years old; adults' pink coloration varies according to how many carotenoids they consume and how healthy they are. When flamingos were first held in captivity, keepers had a hard time maintaining the birds' pink color because they were stressed and not eating natural diets. Commercial food mixes were eventually developed, but not until keepers had tried a variety of other solutions (sometimes successful, sometimes not), including mixing carrot juice in with the flamingos' food and water. Sources: Kear, J., and Duplaix-Hall, N. 2010. Flamingos (Poyser Monographs). London: T and AD Poyser Books. Ogilvie, M.A., and Ogilvie, C. 1986. Flamingos. Stroud, UK: Sutton Publishing. (MORE)
Pink Flamingos are whatever they want themselves to be. They are in control of their lives.
Flamingos are pink because they eat shrimp, which contains carotene and makes the flamingos appear to be pink.
Floyd would probably be a good thing to call it. Or maybe Alecia Beth if it's a girl.
Yes, they are peaceful and docile creatures. They will rather fleethan fight. The flock will fly away if a human gets to close.
The usual yolk colour ranges from light yellow to light orange. Thebreed of bird that lay the egg doesn't matter.