Love that plumage! Where did you get it?
Flamingos get their pink color from the food they eat: algae, insects, crustaceans and more. Philadelphia Zoo is credited with making that discovery.
Flamingos of all species are extremely gregarious and are sometimes found in huge colonies, particularly during the breeding season. In East Africa, for example, there is a colony of more than one million Lesser Flamingos, the largest on record.
The Caribbean flamingo can be found on islands in the Caribbean, part of Central America, northeastern South America and in the Galapagos Islands. They gather around shallow saltwater lagoons and lakes to eat. Flamingos are filter feeders, like baleen whales. The downward curved bill allows them to feed on the lake bottom where much of their prey lives in the mud. The bird takes in a gulp of water, which is then expelled through comb-like filtering structures in the bill called "lamellae".