Coloring animals is one of the favorite subjects for children. They can better get to know the nature surrounding them, observe realistic figures of animals they don’t know, and learn a lot of scientific information.
That’s why this page offers you a collection of flamingo coloring pages. The pictures are available for free. So, let’s choose the images you love then color them.
Free Flamingo Coloring Pages
Characteristics of the flamingo
When talking about the flamingo, the first thing people think of is that elegant bird with the unusual pink color and long, thin legs.
These birds, belonging to the order Neognathae, are giant beings. They can measure from 80 to 140 centimeters in length and are characterized by long necks and legs.
The feet have four toes, three anterior and one posterior, joined by a membrane. In addition, the beak is known for its “hook” shape, which allows them to dig in the mud in search of food.
In addition, it has special gills to be able to filter silt from rivers. It only moves its upper jaw, which is smaller than its lower jaw.
All subspecies of flamingos are pink, with a lighter tone (the European one) varying to a darker, almost red one (the variety that lives in the Caribbean).
When the chicks break the egg, they have an utterly light plumage, changing as they wean. The pink color comes from the carotenoids that each specimen assimilates through food.
Therefore, we can determine if the state of its feathers well nourishes a specimen. This shade allows them, among other things, to find a partner.
If it is pinker, it is more desirable as a mate. Otherwise, if its feathers are too pale or faded, the specimen is considered ill or not feeding correctly. So it is not suitable for procreating healthy offspring!
The diet of this particular bird consists of algae, shrimp, crustaceans, and plankton. To feed itself, the flamingo needs to live in large areas of salt or alkaline water, at shallow depths and sea level (maximum up to 5,000 meters high).