Caribbean flamingo

Caribbean flamingo

In order to feed, flamingos dip their beaks upside down in the water. Fine structures inside their beaks called lamellae filter out the larva on which they feed. They often fly long distances in flocks of several hundred individuals. They travel from lake to lake in search of food. To build their nest, each pair uses mud and plant debris to fashion

a cone-shaped nest up to 50 cm high.

Did you know?

The red colour of their plumage comes from their diet, which is rich in carotenoid pigments.

Classe 
aves
Famille 
phoenicopteridae
Ordre 
phoenicopteriformes
Statut 
not endangered