American Flamingos are related to Greater Flamingos from the Caribbean region of the Americas. They are a slim, long neck, wading bird with a thick and sharply bent bill, and webbed feet. They feed by immersing their bill and head in water. In flight, you can see black on the wings. They are generally pink, immature American Flamingos are paler. Color will fade if they if they do not get enough carotenoids in their diet. Also, this can happen if they live in captivity such as zoos. They can be found in salt flats, saline lagoons, or lakes with alkaline water. I saw these flamingos at a zoo years ago.


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