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Among all birds flamingo have the longest neck and legs relative to body size. The beak of flamingo is working as a filter through which the fleshy tongue pumps water. Flamingos are born with straight beak, and it becomes bent only in two weeks. After this young birds are grouped and roam the shallow water searching for food.

Flamingo is extremely bright bird. Thousands of tourists are visiting African lakes Nakuru and Bogor to see millions of pink birds - this is really unforgettable impression.

In Kyiv Zoo flamingos could be observed in open ponds.

Author of the text and photos
Maryna Shkvyria, PhD

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