Africa – Southern Europe – Northern India
molluschi – pesci – granchi – alghe
Reservoirs, ponds and estuaries
Spawn: 1 – Incubation: 27-31 days
The Flamingo is a wading bird that lives in low salty lagoons, along estuaries and in coastal ponds. It has a long neck and an odd beak that is longer than its head and is big at the beginning and then bent towards the bottom. With its beak, of which only the upper part is mobile, this bird can catch its food in the salty ponds. It uses its beak as a sieve to filter water and capture the small organisms in the water. The pinkish coloring is due to its diet of these organisms that have red/orange pigments.
It lives and nests in colonies of thousands of birds. The female lays 1-2 eggs that she incubates for 27-31 days.