These beautiful, pink birds are a tropical wading species with long legs and long curvy necks.
There are six species of flamingos that live in tropical and subtropical regions of North and South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. Like all flamingos, they feed with their bills upside-down. They tip their head into the water and filter feed, using special adaptations in the top half of their bill, to gather the microorganisms that make up their diet. Flamingos are not born with their beautiful pink plumage. Their color comes from the carotenoid pigments they consume as part of their diet. Some scientists believe that a flamingo's success in breeding relies on its bright color.