Why do flamingos live in colonies?

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Why flamingos live in colonies you say? Well flamingos live in colonies because they all might want to protect each other.
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What is a flamingo?

A flamingo is a long legged pink feathered wading bird of Africa.It has a large down turned beak for sifting shallow lakes for shellfish etc which maintains the pink plumage. The broad pink wingshave black wing tips. There was also an aircraft of the 1930s called the De Havilland(UK) Flamingo. It wa (MORE)

Do flamingos live in herds?

Well, not exactly. Flamingos live in large groups called colonies. Tens of thousands of flamingos can live in one colony. Sometimes flocks of different kinds of flamingos live in the same colony.

What state do most flamingos live?

They live around the coasts and lakes of the south eastern US. Flamingos live next to shallow water. They eat algae, shrimp, and other creatures that live in shallow water.

Can you show me the map of where the flamingos live?

Flamingos are found in Africa, Asia, North America, Central America, South America, and Europe. They inhabit the edges of lakes and swamps where they can eat shrimp, algae, and other small creatures that live in shallow water. See the link below for a map of the flamingos range around the world.

Why flamingos live near water?

Flamingos inhabit the edges of lakes and swamps where they can eat shrimp, algae, and other small creatures that live in shallow water.

What biome do flamingos live in?

Flamingos inhabit the edges of lakes and swamps where they can eat shrimp, algae, and other small creatures that live in shallow water.

Which continents do flamingos live on?

In their native lands, flamingos are found on every continentexcept for Australia and Antarctica. Chilean, Andean and James'flamingos live in South America. The greater and lesser flamingoslive in Africa. Greater flamingos can also be found in the MiddleEast and India. Many zoos have built artifici (MORE)

Where in Florida can you see live flamingos?

Other then in zoos, you would need the to go to the Keys during a specific time of year to see the wild flamingos. Due to Human encroachment and over population most wild flamingos are no longer in Florida like they once were.

What country or countries do flamingos live in?

florida, or any place that is sunny or has a zoo. Flamingos live in parts of Africa, Europe and Asia, South America (Peru, Chile, Bolivia and Argentina), the Caribbean and Galapagos Islands.

Do flamingos live in a social group?

Yes, flamingos live in large flocks for protection from predators; large groups make it difficult for predators to pick out one individual and the movement of many birds together can be confusing.

Do flamingos live in Hawaii?

no i dont think so......... They mostly live in Africa, southern Asia, South America If you want to see them in the wild............ Hope that helps

Where in Africa do flamingos live?

flamingoes are found in Kenya,East Africa. The only place in the world where flamingoes originated from,and the only place in the world with flamingoes,since they are going to be extinct.

Where do flamingos live?

Flamingos are found in Africa, Asia, North America, CentralAmerica, South America, Europe, and Russia. They inhabit the edgesof lakes and swamps where they can eat shrimp, algae, and othersmall creatures that live in shallow water. Flamingoes are indegenous to four contients. Thereare 4 species to (MORE)

How many years do Flamingos live?

Flamingos live from 20 to 30 years in their natural surroundings. They can survive even longer in captivity. In the wild, flamingos may live as long as 50 years if they are left undisturbed by humans and have enough to eat.

Where does the flamingo live in the wild?

Flamingoes live in lakes swamps and seas. Some of the countriesthey live in are tropical and subtropical parts of South America,especially Chile, Peru, Argentina, and southern Brazil.

Do flamingos live in Mexico?

Yes, Flamingos do live in Mexico. Flamingos can also be found inparts of Africa, Central America, North America, and South America.

Do wild flamingos live in Australia?

No. There are no wild flamingos in Australia today. Australia isthe only continent without flamingos (apart from Antarctica).However, fossil evidence show that, from the Oligocene until thePleistocene, Australia did have it's own species of flamingos,inhabiting Lake Eyre, they became extinct when Au (MORE)

Do flamingos live in Canada?

Only in Zoos. Flamingos are a tropical species , and the main staple of their diet is shrimp, which also gives them their color. Outside of a temperature-controlled habitat in a Zoo, a Flamingo would not survive one winter in Canada.

Which region does a flamingo live in?

There are six different species of flamingos. Where they live depends on their species: . Greater Flamingo: Parts of Africa, southern Europe and south-west Asia . Lesser Flamingo: Great Rift Valley areas of Africa and north-west India . Chilean Flamingo: Chile, Argentina and temperate areas (MORE)

Where do flamingos live in the wild?

Flamingos live in tropical and subtropical areas of South America. They can also be found in certain parts of Africa, the Caribbean, India, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean.

What type of area does the flamingo live in?

All flamingos are found in tropical and subtropical areas. The flamingo's most characteristic habitats are large alkaline or saline lakes or estuarine lagoons that usually lack vegetation. Lakes may be far inland or near the sea. A variety of habitats are used by flamingos: mangrove swamps, tidal f (MORE)

Why flamingos live in the zoo?

i'm not exactly sure why... maybe people are interested in them? also, they do live in groups, and in areas with water. i mean why not?! lol.

How long do flamingo lives?

The Greater Flamingo usually lives around the age of 60, if healthy. The oldest living flamingo was 77 years old.

What can flamingos do?

FLAMINGOS can eat so diff. from humans. They can fly which is also what a human cant do either.

Where is the most common place the flamingo lives?

The short answer is: near the water! But there are four types (species) of flamingos that live in the Americas, and two types that live in the Old World. See the related Wikipedia link listed below for more information:

Where and why does a flamingo live?

Flamingoes are both old world and new world birds. There are species that live in Africa, southern Europe and parts of Asia, and species that live in South America and the Caribbean. These birds developed naturally in response to their enviroments. They have long legs, flexible necks and strainer- (MORE)