Flavia Flamingo is approximately 8 inches tall, soft and adorable. This plush toy is tagged with information about flamingos.
Flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber
The flamingo is a beautiful pink bird that lives in large flocks near alkali lakes in a variety of habitats. When a flamingo flies, its long neck and legs make a nearly straight line. Flamingos live to be about 50 years old. The flamingo’s bright pink colour is due to its diet. The carotene from the shrimp or other shrimp-like crustaceans in its diet turns its feather pink. If the diet i low in carotene, the feathers become white. Flamingos have a very long neck and long, pink legs with big, pink, webbed feet. Adults grow to be about 4 feet (1.2m) talk. Their long bill turns downward in the middle; it is yellow/orange with a black tip. The large bill is used in filter feeding. The eyes are an orange-yellow. They are found in warm, watery regions on many continents.