Phoenicopterus ruber

Size: 4.5–5.5'
Weight:4-8 lbs.
Geographic Distribution:Caribbean Islands, along the northern coast of South America, and the Southeastern United States
Habitat:Shallow areas of salt or brackish waters
Diet:Algae, fish, insects, mollusks, aquatic and marine worms, and aquatic crustaceans
Status in the Wild:Least Concern
Location:The Swamp

As flamingos wade through water, their large feet stir up organisms living below the surface that they feed on. Their pink color comes from red pigments in their diet of algae and small crustaceans.

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