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Flamingo drawing by John White, probably in the West Indies, 1585–1593

Flamingos are famous for their pink feathers, long legs, and long, S-shaped neck. They live along the edges of lakes and build their nests in the mud there. This drawing of a flamingo was coloured using watercolour paint, which makes the flamingo look very soft.

Did you know?

Flamingos are born white. Their feathers become pink when they get older because of the food they eat! They sometimes have shades of orange and red mixed with pink and white, depending on their food.

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