I can be found in shallow waters or muddy flats , using my webbed feet to stir up grub.
I live in Florida along in nice warm saline or alkaline water
Iam pink in color, but my chicks are gray and white with short beaks and short legs
I am a Phoenicopterus ruber, a Greater Flamingo and belong to the order Phoenicopteriformes. I will have a wing span of 60 inches when I am a full grown adult
I will weigh about 8.75 pounds
I will grow to be 36 to 50 inches tall.
I eat fly larvae and plankton and delicious blue-green algae
I especially enjoy feeding and breeding in mud flats.
I am a Phoenicopterus ruber, a Greater Flamingo and belong to the order Phoenicopteriformes. I worry about my sister who was captured and no longer has access to carotenoid-rich food and has lost her beautiful pink coloration.
I protect myself by staying in large flocks or colonies and find safety in numbers.
I believe I am rarely seen alone because I am such socially enhanced creature
I know that we flamingos were once killed by the Romans, who valued our tongues as a delicacy.
Iunderstand that my feathers are pink because I have chemicals in my system called carotenoids that react with the aquatic invertebrates and blue-green algae I eat.
I am a Phoenicopterus ruber, a Greater Flamingo and belong to the order Phoenicopteriformes. By Debbie Farnsworth
http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/birds/greater-flamingo.html Works cited: 1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greater_Flamingo