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About 5000 PINK FLAMINGOS have long ago made La Camargue their habitat. Flamingos like to live in lagoons, where there is lots of mud and water, The depth of the water is especially important not only for feeding but for nesting. A Flamingo's pink colour comes from its diet, which is high in alpha and beta carotene. Their diet consists of seeds, crustaceans and mollusks and in some locations - shrimp. Flamingos use their large beaks to filter small food items from the water. It lowers its head into the water and goes from side to side collecting the food/water mixture. It is quite a comical sight to see these large birds with their heads completely submerged under water, as shown in my pics.
Flamingos usually live in large groups called colonies. Within a colony, Flamingos breed in pairs and are able to reproduce by the age of about six. When they do nest, they typically lay one large, white egg. Both parents will take turns incubating the egg for 26 to 31 days. Newly hatched chicks have gray or white down feathers, a straight red bill and plump, red or pink legs.
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