Why are flamingos red?

to attract fish
to scare away predators
to protect from the sun
from food
The reddish color of flamin­gos comes from carotenoid proteins in their diet of animal and plant plank­ton. These proteins are broken down into pigments by liver enzymes.

Answers distribution

to attract fish
to scare away predators
to protect from the sun
from food
answers
flagFinland
0%
7%
0%
92%
13
flagSpain
12%
0%
4%
83%
24
flagAustralia
9%
0%
9%
81%
11
flagItaly
0%
21%
0%
78%
23
flagAustria
8%
8%
8%
75%
12
flagNorway
10%
20%
0%
70%
20
flagGermany
7%
9%
14%
67%
114
flagthe United Kingdom
10%
17%
7%
64%
176
flagPoland
10%
16%
9%
62%
8922
flagthe United States
15%
12%
10%
60%
222
flagFrance
17%
10%
10%
60%
28
flagIndonesia
30%
10%
0%
60%
10
flagthe Netherlands
3%
17%
28%
50%
28
flagUnknown
17%
17%
14%
50%
28
flagRepublic of Ireland
22%
22%
5%
50%
18
flagCanada
18%
0%
37%
43%
16
flagSweden
10%
40%
10%
40%
10
flagIndia
25%
14%
25%
34%
55

Gender

men62%
women60%
to attract fish
11%
12%
to scare away predators
15%
17%
to protect from the sun
10%
9%
from food
62%
60%

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