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Caribbean Flamingos

Caribbean Flamingos, Jurong Bird Park, Singapore

 

The brightest coloured in the flamingo family, these flamingos are easy to spot with three colours on their bills – grey at the base, pink in the middle and black at the tip. If threatened or if predators are spotted, they produce a goose-like chorus of honks. These birds are also known to spend quite a fair amount of their time preening.

 

Take a closer look at the flamingos and you will notice their unique beaks that act like sieves to trap food such as algae, diatoms and aquatic invertebrates.

 

www.birdpark.com.sg/exhibits/flamingo-pool.html

 

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Taken on August 8, 2013