What is the oldest flamingo?
According to the Smithsonian Institution's National Zoo, fossils of flamingos most similar to modern day forms have been identified to 30 million years ago. Fossils of more primitive species have been identified to be an estimated 50 million years old. See the link below for more information.
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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…s a four engined airliner and could carry 20odd passengers. ( Full Answer )
Yes, Greater flamingos fly about 350 miles per night duringmigration. A flamingo has to take a running start before it flies. The flock will fly in formations that take advantage of the windcurrents. The plastic flamingos that people have on their lawns do not fly.
Flamingos eat small fish like anchovies and shrimp. Flamingos are actually white or grey, but the shrimp they eat turns them pink. When a flamingo loses its feathers it eventually turns white or grey. A baby flamingo is born white or grey, but it gets pinker as it gets older. They eat shrimp and …some anchovies, as well. (It is the shrimp that accounts for the pink color of flamingos.) They eat plankton, tiny fish, fly larvae, small shrimp, and anchovies. ( Full Answer )
Yes , quite well , spectacularly !! Yes , quite well , spectacularly !! OF course they can. but it is definitely harder for them to take off than other birds because of the awkward size of their neck and legs.it's easier for them to just wade in the water. they will fly if necessary. When they fl…y, flamingos run a few steps into the wind; the flock will fly in formations that take advantage of the wind currents. ( Full Answer )
No, because they eat small fish. shrimp, algae, and other small creatures found in shallow water. Flamingos are omnivores.
Flamingos walk on long, stilt like legs that are designed for wading in shallow water. They have webbed feet so they won't sink into the mud at the bottom of the water. When they fly, flamingos run a few steps into the wind; the flock will fly in formations that take advantage of the wind currents. …For more information see the link below. Flamingos spend most of their time on the ground. They walk on long thin legs designed to wade in the shallow water where they find their food. Their feet are webbed to prevent sinking in the muddy bottom. When they fly, they take several strides before they take off. They fly in large groups, the flock will fly in formations that take advantage of the wind currents. ( Full Answer )
Flamingos are carnivores because their main food source is shrimp and other small creatures that live in shallow water.
Flamingos live in areas with shallow water beside lakes and riverswhere there are few predators. Their most common predators arebirds of prey such as eagles and hawks passing over. The adultflamingos are not in danger from such predators because of theirlarge size, but their chicks are and they must… stay near andprotect their chicks. The biggest danger to flamingos is loss of habitat due to humanencroachment and pollution by humans. ( Full Answer )
The habitat of a flamingo is freshwater and saltwater lakes,marshlands and wetlands in both tropical and subtropical regions.The flamingo is found in Central and South America, the Caribbean,south west Europe, Asia and Africa. Any place that would grow a lotof algae. Flamingos like hot soda lakes as… algae will grow therebut not much of anything else. It keeps the place from supportingresident predators. They usually live nearby lakes or muddy waters, they eat the shrimpand algae; that makes the feathers pink. ( Full Answer )
Different flamingos are different sizes. Yet the largest one can look a 40 year old man right in the eye! Maybe can even tower over him at 6' 3''.
They eat shrimp and some anchovies, as well. (It is the shrimp that accounts for the pink color of flamingos.)
Phoenicopteridae . (I haven't got any flamingos in my family!- but next door might have one or two!)
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.
Yes, although because of their awkward proportions, it is difficult for them to take off.
The size of a flamingo depends on the species. The greater flamingostands between 110 and 150 centimeters tall. The lesser flamingoaverages 80 to 90 centimeters.
According to Biologists, flamingos serve an important role inbalancing the ecosystem by maintaining control of theoverpopulation of algae. FlamingosÃ¢?? diet is blue-green algae andsmall shrimp in lakes.
the color of flamingos is purple and giant red poka dots. some are also brown with small pink poka spots.
The flamingo has only one natural defense, and that is escape. At the first sign of danger, a flamingo will take flight, and all the other birds of the flock will follow suit, taking to the sky. This makes them difficult targets for natural predators.
Flamingos are uniquely adapted to survive in their wetland habitat. They have long legs and webbed feet which enable them to wade in water, and to swim. The webbed feet support them on the soggy ground of the wetlands, and stop them from sinking into the soft mud. Flamingos are characterised b…y their graceful necks and bills, which are longer than those of any bird of comparable size. These help them to reach for food underwater. Because of their long necks, they can reach down and stir up the mud with their bills find their food. Flamingos also are unusual in that they turn their heads upside down in wart to feed. To this end, they have uniquely structured jaws. The lower jaw is fixed and the upper part moves, which is completely in reverse to those of other birds and mammals. Inside their beaks are tiny bristle-like structures called lamellae which filter out the mud and dirt, leaving just the good food like molluscs, worms, crustaceans and fish. Unlike most other birds, flamingos are not reliant on freshwater. They are able to drink salty water, excreting the salt through glands located next to their beaks. Not only that, they can drink hot water as well. This is a useful adaptation as it means they can stay in saltwater lagoon, drinking from hot freshwater springs when required, and stay away from predators. ( Full Answer )
When they fly, flamingos run a few steps into the wind; the flock will fly in formations that take advantage of the wind currents. When flamingos fly, they take several steps and take off into the wind. The flock will fly in formations that take advantage of the wind currents.
They catch the food by putting their heads down, putting their beaks in the water upside down, and using their beaks to extract spirulina, which are definitely not shrimp (they are blue-green algae--not even the same Kingdom). Flamingos do this using bristle-like structures in the mouth as a filter,… opening and shutting their beaks very quickly to move the water in and out of the oral cavity (mouth)--the same way a baleen whale catches krill, which ARE little shrimps. Easy, but not simple. They use their beak to catch shrimps out of the water. Easy. NOT They eat a special algae that gives them their pink color (because it contains high amounts of carotenoids). The algae is named spirulina, which is renowned as a very healthy "whole food"nutritional supplement, and can be bought in health food stores. ( Full Answer )
It is called a flamingo because it comes from a Latin word called Phoenicopterus ruper , that means pink colored organism.
Flamingos have these plates on the edges of their beaks, called lamellae. The flamingo dips its head upside down underwater, and all the water and underwater organisms and plants rush inside the lamellae. The flamingo then presses its fleshy tongue against the inside of its bill, forcing the water… out, leaving the insects and plants inside the lamellae, which the flamingo will then be able to eat. ( Full Answer )
For one thing they can exist in hot caustic conditions that would take of your skin in no time. Also tenacity Pink flamingos in Africa, have two lots of chicks in a row while this is taking place the lakes they live on dry out. Often before the time the second lot of chicks reach adulthood the lakes… dry out .when this happens the only chance for survival is for the parent of the chicks to walk them over a hundred miles of desert to get to enough water for them to survive. Out of 50,000 chicks at the start of this trek some times none of them make it. Often the chicks become weighed down with mud that get stuck to their wings until they get so heavy that they cannot walk anymore. Some years, not a single chick makes it across the desert. There are several diffent groups of flamingo For more info on this very interesting creature go to the related link (Famingo facts) below. ( Full Answer )
Birds, on the whole, have been determined through scientificstudies to be more intelligent than previously thought. However,there is no data available on the specific level of intelligence offlamingos.
Well, their skin is pink due to all the shrimp they eat. Flamingo's always stand on one leg and they stand in the water most of the time. That's really all I know and I hope that helped you. :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
well flamimgos wiegh about 17oz when born and can go from that to being 35oz to 41oz when its in adult age.
The behavior of a flamingo is very simple. They stand on one leg while they sleep and when another flamingo tries to hurt their baby, they will squawk and pick at that flamingo.
They eat at restuarants like us LOL that's how the question was worded. But i get you they eat in their habitat or any body of water where fish and bugs are. I got that off a commerical plus you always see flamingos in water! -EAgamer999
Flamingos are endangered because ... 1. domestication - ( some zoos have captured wild flamingos ) 2. disturbance to their colonies - ( from observing tourists and photographers ) 3. human disturbance - ( people steal their eggs and eat these birds, pollution )
Yes, flamingos eat shrimp and other small creatures that live in shallow water; they also eat algae, a microscopic plant the lives in water.
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.
A Flamingos diet consists of shrimp and algae, in zoo habitats if Flamingos do not have shrimp they will lose their pink color.
One cool fact about flamingos is that they are white! They get their pink color from the shrimp they eat. Flamingos put there head underwater and scoop backward with the heade upside down to eat. There are flamingos and greater flamingos. Greater flamingos female will chew her youngs food for severa…l weeks. Flamingos come in different shades. Flamingos have special bills to help filter the food they eat . Flamingos come in different shades, tall and short. young and old,in the places native to what and where they call home. Did you know that flamingos are born gray since the shrimp that they eat gives them their pink color, when shrimp is actually gray unless cooked? they are flamingo colour They can if asked nicely enough sit in the crouching tiger position One fact is that sudden loud noises can kill them. In theme parks and zoos, area music must be brought up gradually so that the sound doesn't give them a heart attack. ( Full Answer )
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.
Flamingos are not amphibians, they are birds. They live next to shallow water and wade into the water to find food.
No, a Flamingo is a bird. Not an amphibian. You may be thinking that because they wade in water that they should be called amphibians, but that is not enough. People wade in water, but we are still mammals. See link for more.
Yes, the Greater Flamingo is found in Egypt in great numbers. The best place to see them in Egypt is Lake Qaran where numbers of Flamingos are up to 1000.
No flamingos belong to the bird family and not the reptile family as they have wings.
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.
no but they have small comb like things called lammelae that strain the tiny food they eat! i am awesome
It is because of all of the seafood that they eat. the food may leave an epic stench.but i bet you smell worse.
My 8 year old son and I were at Arasta Gardens a month ago, and the tallest flamingo in the flock came up and nuzzled against the blond lad while touching his beak to the top of his head. Another bird, or the same one, repeated the procedure two minutes later. ENR
Nope. Only a mammiferous is able to produce milk. However, they do produce a milk-like substance from the cells lining their crops which has similar properties to milk. This is used to feed their young until their beaks are fully developed.
I'm not going to post one for you, but they can be found on google.
The main endangerment for flamingos is loss of habitat to human development and their habitats get poisoned by pollution.
there is no real way of telling but a theory shows that if a flamingo stood on one leg for that amount of time it would get pretty tired
FLAMINGOS can eat so diff. from humans. They can fly which is also what a human cant do either.
Flamingo's are pretty because they have awesome pink feathers. They get the awesome pink feathers from the color of the food they eat. :D
Some birds are very intelligent. There is a case of a raven held inPrague zoo which learnt to say "Dont't do it" every time when onewoman opened a recycle bin. He was curious what effect it had. (Hewas previously reproached by the worker of the zoo for repeatedpecking into his foot by the words "Don…'t do it".) ( Full Answer )