Hence, by all means, proceed with squawking, nudging, loving, flirting, sitting close together, or striking a pose for the photographer!!FACTOIDS: *Flamingos are the most instantly recognizable wading birds in the world. *They are popular guests in many zoos (here at the North Carolina Zoo), aviaries, aquariums, marine parks, and botanical gardens. *The word “flamingo” comes from the Spanish and Latin word “flamenco” which means fire. *When flying in a flock, the top speed of a flamingo can be as high as 35 miles per hour. *Flamingos hold their bent bills upside down while feeding, often for several hours a day, so they can filter out their food while skimming the water. *Flamingos are monogamous birds that lay only a single egg each year. *Flamingo chicks are born gray or white and take up to three years to reach their mature pink, orange, or red plumage.
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