Thursday, August 18, 2016

In the pink

Big curved beaks. Beady little green eyes. Absurdly long legs. Oh, these are beautiful birds and good parents, but I wouldn't want to get on a flamingo's bad side.


susan said...

Thanks for that. Seeing the adults lose their color as the feed the chick is one of those things I never would have guessed.

Ben said...

I did know, having heard somewhere, that the pink coloring was a result of the shellfish they ate. Seeing them transfer it from parent to young 'un is something else again.