Caribbean Flamingo or the American Flamingo

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The color of the flamingo comes from the flamingo eating a type of algae that then turns the flamingo into the bright pink bird that we are so familiar with.
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Flamingos use their large, oddly shaped beaks to filter shrimp out of the water. The flamingo uses it's strangely shaped upside-down beak to separate mud and food in the water.
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Caribbean Flamingos are the only flamingo to naturally inhabit North America.
They are deep pink/red/orange in color and they have the brightest plumage of all flamingo species.

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The flamingo is often seen on the banks of the lake standing on one leg.
The flamingo is actually sleeping when it is on one leg but the strange
thing is, that only half of the flamingo is actually asleep - the half that
contains the leg still standing remains active.
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