Caribbean Flamingo

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There are 19 bones in a Flamingo’s neck. Their vibrant colour actually depends on carotenoid pigments found in the food they eat

Caribbean Flamingos are the only Flamingos to naturally inhabit North America and several islands in the Caribbean. They are best known for their pink plumage with a pink and white bill that has a black tip and can grow up to 1.1 to 1.5 metres tall and have a wingspan of up to 1 metre. They have a loud, deep honking call that is similar to that of a goose. They call loudly during courtship but they have a quieter call while they are feeding. Flamingos have a wild lifespan of 20 to 30 years but in captivity have been recorded as living up to 50 years or longer.


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