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.

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to attract fish
to scare away predators
to protect from the sun
from food
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flagthe United Arab Emirates
4%
4%
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86%
23
flagSpain
11%
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7%
81%
27
flagItaly
0%
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80%
35
flagRussia
10%
7%
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75%
28
flagNorway
12%
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flagSwitzerland
7%
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70%
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flagthe United Kingdom
11%
13%
5%
69%
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flagSweden
5%
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5%
69%
36
flagthe Netherlands
1%
12%
18%
66%
54
flagAustralia
16%
5%
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66%
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flagUkraine
9%
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64%
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flagthe United States
14%
11%
10%
63%
306
flagPoland
10%
16%
9%
62%
14069
flagGermany
10%
12%
14%
62%
164
flagFrance
15%
9%
12%
62%
32
flagAustria
7%
14%
18%
59%
27
flagRepublic of Ireland
30%
16%
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30
flagCanada
18%
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45%
22
flagUnknown
17%
26%
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flagIndia
22%
19%
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33%
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Gender

men56%
women61%
to attract fish
12%
11%
to scare away predators
19%
17%
to protect from the sun
11%
9%
from food
56%
61%

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