Is It Just A Flamingo’s Feathers That Are Pink?

Flamingos get their flamboyant colouration from the carotenoid in their food but research has shown that the pink colour doesn’t just stop at the feathers.


There are different shades of pink flamingo because the carotenoid levels in their food can vary.

The inside of their eggs are pink, as is the milk they feed their young. The pigment is so strong it permeates all parts of the bird and can help them attract a mate during mating rituals. Post-mortems have revealed that their skin is tinged pink.


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