Flamingos are birds. There are 6 of Flamingo around the world. They live in colonioes in Central and South America, NW India,Great Rift Valley of Africa, the Galapagos Islands, coastal salt lagoons, and other saltwater shallows.
Flamingos eat brine-flies and brine-shrimp that has carotene in it. The shrimps they eat give them the pink color.
Flamingos can grow up to 42 inches long from the tip of the head to the tip of the tail, and five feet tall. They usually weigh five to six pounds. Their wingspan are between 55-65 inches.
Flamingos make mud-mound nests. Their nest range from 12 inches to 20 inches in diameter. Eggs hatch after ten days and then the baby chicks leave nest. Adult flamingos will watch a group of flamingo chicks.
Flamingos stand on one leg and sit down by extending their legs backwards. They can fly and swim.