What Makes Flamingos Pink?


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.
Q&A Related to "What Makes Flamingos Pink"
The beautiful color of Flamingoes (and a number of other colorful birds) is acquired from
Flamingos are pink as they eat shrimp which contains red pigment. Their feathers are naturally white!
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.
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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