Flamingos

BY: Sadie and Charlotte

Greater Flamingos

These famous pink birds can be found in warm,watery regions on many continents.They favor environments like estuaries and saline or alkaline lakes.Coastering their appearance,Flamingos are surprisingly fluid,but really thrive on the intensive mud flats where they breed and feed.

There size

Flamingos are usually 42 inches long from the tip of the head to the tip to the tail, and are as tall as 5 feet. They weigh 5 to 6 pounds, and have a wingspan of 55 inches.

There Habitat

The flamingos live in central and south america,the west indies, and the Galapagos islands in the coastal salt lagoons,salt pans, and other brakish or saltwater shallows

There Diet

Flamingos eat algae, mollusks, larvae, and brine-shrimps, which gives them there pink beautiful color! = )

Reporduction

Pairs of male & females make mud-mound nests, And incubate only one egg for about 30 days. Chicks leave the nest after 10 days, and join a group of other chicks, called a creche, wanted by a few other adults.

Conservation

Flamingos population remain relatively stable, despite loss of habitat due to human development.