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
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flagFinland
0%
7%
0%
92%
13
flagthe United Arab Emirates
0%
7%
7%
85%
14
flagItaly
0%
16%
0%
83%
30
flagSpain
12%
0%
4%
83%
24
flagAustria
6%
6%
6%
80%
15
flagAustralia
14%
0%
7%
78%
14
flagNorway
9%
18%
0%
72%
22
flagUkraine
4%
17%
8%
69%
23
flagthe United Kingdom
10%
14%
6%
68%
240
flagGermany
9%
12%
12%
64%
131
flagFrance
16%
9%
9%
64%
31
flagPoland
10%
16%
9%
62%
10875
flagthe United States
14%
12%
9%
61%
254
flagthe Netherlands
2%
15%
23%
58%
39
flagRussia
18%
9%
18%
54%
11
flagRepublic of Ireland
24%
20%
4%
52%
25
flagCanada
15%
5%
35%
45%
20
flagUnknown
18%
27%
15%
37%
258
flagIndia
24%
14%
26%
34%
61
flagSweden
8%
50%
8%
33%
12

Gender

men59%
women59%
to attract fish
11%
12%
to scare away predators
18%
17%
to protect from the sun
10%
9%
from food
59%
59%

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