The name ‘Flamingo’ was derived from a Latin and Spanish word “flamenco” meaning ‘fire”, which the bird was given because of its unusual coloration.
The pink, red or orange color of their feathers is caused by carotenoids pigments in their food. Their diet includes shrimp, plankton, crustaceans and algae.
The eyes of flamingos are larger than their brains. An adult bird weighs about 1.4.4 kg and its length can range from 3.3 feet to 4.6 feet. Their top speed can be as high as 35 mph.
Are large graceful wading birds with long-legs, long-necks and long beaks belonging to the family Coconiidae.
Are giant birds found on every continent except Antarctica.
Are the second largest birds in the world after ostriches and belong to a family of flightless birds called ‘Ratites’.
Are small domesticated or wild swimming birds that are broad-billed and web-footed belonging to the Anatidae family of birds.
Are the smallest group of flightless birds belonging to the genus Apteryx.
Are large and powerful birds of prey that have been considered a symbol of power and freedom in many cultures since ancient times.
Are extremely heavyweight animals with a round body, short, stocky legs and a large head.
Are cold blooded reptiles that get their name from a Spanish word El Lagarto, meaning “lizard”.
Are large scavenging birds of prey having weak claws and bald heads which feed mainly on carcasses of deal animals.