Wednesday, May 11, 2011

flamboyance of flamingos

Flamingo comes from latin word, Flamma, which means flame. Flamingo have tiny brains smaller than their eyes.

they live in flocks or colonies and can swim really well, even though they look awkard on land. they also fly and the underside of the wings is black

Flamingo's lay one egg only during nesting season, 30 days incubation time.
both parents care for the baby by regurgitating food until the little beaks become formed and hard





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22 comments:

Regina said...

Those are some nice colorful shots..especially the reflections of the group! No wonder that means flame. So you mean they laid that one egg in front of you two the other day?!! Fantastic!

SquirrelQueen said...

Awesome photos Sandra. Flamingos are such strange, awkard looking creatures but beautiful at the same time.

Ann said...

Gorgeous shots of the flamingos. And now I even know a little bit more about them.

Mama-Bug said...

Quite beautiful Sandra, I love their color.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I love the reflections of these birds.I would love to see one in the wild,but here we only get to see them at the zoo.

diane b said...

Super shots. I love the reflections. They have necks like a snake and what a huge beak but a little brain. Thanks for the info.

Lynne said...

beautiful! Like the colors and the reflections, very cool.

FjÀllripan said...

They are wonderful! Nice capture to :)

texwisgirl said...

those are awesome shots! so beautiful!

Judy said...

Since we know the day that the egg was laid, and we know the incubation period, we'll have to brave the heat and humidity of July to see who has hatched!

Remington said...

Awesome pics! AND I learned something! Thank you!

Scott said...

What a fun post. I really loved the color in the photos. Another fact that I learned about flamingos is that they get their color from eating so much shrimp. Lucky flamingos.

Ginny said...

I love these and had a hard time choosing my favorites! They are the first one, and the first one that has the beautiful reflections. They have white eyes. I don't think I've ever seen one swimming on either pictures or T.V., they are always standing. I am going to Google why they stand on one leg and put it on my flamingo post, I have two to do, but none of mine are real or beautiful like these! They are man made.

George said...

Thanks for the information and beautiful pictures about flamingos. Your pictures are wonderful.

DawnTreader said...

Just looked at your previous post too, they're both - amazing... ;) I love that next to last photo here, you can hardly see what is what, so many of them all curled up, and with the water reflections too! We have some at our zoo but one doesn't get really close to them.

S. Etole said...

They look like flamboyant contortionists ...

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Sandra, I love seeing the Flamingos... Their color is truly awesome. AND--the pictures showing the reflections are great... Thanks!
Hugs,
Betsy

Doreen said...

this is one bird I have never seen, in person that is. love the info along with the photos. awesome! thanks for all your visits and wonderful comments on my blog.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Wow these are gorgeous photos! I can see their feathers, reflections. Thanks for the info

The Retired One said...

They are stunning gorgeous creatures. Just love them.

Chatty Crone said...

Now some people don't get what other people like about Flamingo's.
But - I LOVE THEM!

Don't know why exactly - I guess I love the color.

I didn't know their brain was so small though - that is pretty small.

Great pics and info. Thanks.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

omg, they look like they were posing just for you.

stunning pictures! it's really hard to pick a favourite.

betty xx