What Makes Flamingos Pink?

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The characteristic pink colour of flamingos comes from the food they eat. Flamingos usually feed on shrimps, and blue-green algae. These foods are high in beta-carotene, and some flamingos in zoos appear white because they are not fed such foods. Carrots and beetroots are examples of vegetables containing beta-carotene, and they can change skin colour if taken in large amounts.
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The beautiful color of Flamingoes (and a number of other colorful birds) is acquired from
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Flamingos are pink as they eat shrimp which contains red pigment. Their feathers are naturally white!
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They are always blushing. You know, how would you feel in public standing on one leg all the time? Eh? And in the raw, too.
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Flamingos eat blue-green algae, brine shrimp and small crustaceans that contain pigments called carotenoids, the latter of which makes them a pink color. They are what they eat.
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Flamingo's feathers can be a pinkish color, red and even orange. Due to their diet of crustaceans this changes their feather color. The color could be light pink to dark reds.
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