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Originally posted by machinegunjordan
a flamingo lives nowhere near california and how would its feathers get bleached that idea is stupid.
I know it wasn't an eagle, but she may be right about it being a heron because the wings were shaped just like this
except they were totally grey.
Originally posted by IOMMISINY
It is untrue that flamiongos get their color form the shrimp there are pink flamingos and also some other colored ones.
2. A flamingo's pink or reddish feather, leg, and facial coloration comes from a diet high in alpha and beta carotenoid pigments, including canthaxanthin. The richest sources of carotenoids are found in the algae and various insects that make up the staples of a flamingo's diet. www.swbg-adventurecamps.com...
Size: 39–52 inches (99–132 cm) with a wingspan of 70 inches (1.8 m).
Range: Alaska, Quebec, and Nova Scotia south to Mexico and West Indies.
The great blue heron is the largest and most common of the North American herons. It is often seen standing at the edge of a tidal pond watching for small fish, its favorite prey. It also feeds on small mammals, reptiles, and occasionally, birds.
This heron gets its name from its bluish-grey feathers and regal size. It has a huge wingspan of nearly 6 feet. When in flight, its neck folds into an S-shape, and you may hear it makes its call — a hoarse, gutteral squawk.
It also feeds on small mammals