Where Do Pink Flamingos Live?

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Pink flamingos are wading birds that live near saline or alkaline lakes and estuaries. Pink flamingos live in the wild in Africa, Asia and the Americas.

Flamingos are social birds that live in large groups called colonies. Birds pair up for one season, and each pair lays one egg. The parents work together to raise and defend their chick. According to Live Science, flamingos get their coloration from the algae and shrimp that they ingest. These food sources contain carotenoid pigments, which are broken down in the liver and give the feathers, legs and beaks their pink or orange hue.