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The Resting Flamingos

>> Jun 30, 2012

Captured at the Ragunan Zoo (Jakarta, Indonesia)
Some interesting facts about the flamingos:
Flamingos live an average of 20 to 30 years. They rest by standing on one leg. The ‘knee’ of the flamingo is in fact an ankle joint and the lower leg bends forward.

Their pink or reddish color comes from the algae, diatoms, and small crustaceans the birds eat. They also eat aquatic insects. 

Flamingos eat with their head upside down in the water, so they can suck water and food in with the front of their bill. Mud and water drain out the back of the bill. The food is caught by finger-like projections called lamellae in the bill/mouth. Flamingos hold their breath when feeding.
Source: thejunglestore.com

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11 komentar:

Hootin Anni June 30, 2012 at 11:18 PM  
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Anni June 30, 2012 at 11:20 PM  

Sorry, the above comment I deleted because of an error in my link. I'm trying again...

Your photo is excellent.

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Stop by if you find time. Happy Weekend wishes to you.

Shilpa June 30, 2012 at 11:36 PM  

Wow! That’s amazing info about the flamingoes and they well balance on their foot. Beautiful capture Lina :)

Have a nice weekend

RB July 1, 2012 at 5:47 PM  

flamingo...sungguh cantik nich burung ^_^

eileeninmd July 1, 2012 at 6:24 PM  

The flamingo is a beautiful bird, great shot. Have a great day!

Chubskulit Rose July 2, 2012 at 6:46 AM  

Beautiful flamingos. Late visit from Camera Critters.

Gila Monster and Bees have a blessed Sunday.

Aneka Berita July 2, 2012 at 2:54 PM  

Di Jakarta adanya apa hanya di zoo mbak?

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