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
flagSpain
12%
0%
4%
83%
24
flagthe United Arab Emirates
0%
8%
8%
83%
12
flagItaly
0%
18%
0%
81%
27
flagAustria
6%
6%
6%
80%
15
flagAustralia
14%
0%
7%
78%
14
flagUkraine
4%
13%
9%
72%
22
flagNorway
9%
19%
0%
71%
21
flagGermany
8%
9%
14%
67%
118
flagthe United Kingdom
10%
14%
6%
66%
202
flagPoland
10%
16%
9%
63%
9706
flagFrance
16%
10%
10%
63%
30
flagthe United States
15%
11%
10%
62%
240
flagIndonesia
30%
10%
0%
60%
10
flagthe Netherlands
2%
14%
26%
55%
34
flagRepublic of Ireland
22%
18%
4%
54%
22
flagUnknown
13%
23%
11%
51%
52
flagCanada
15%
5%
35%
45%
20
flagIndia
24%
13%
25%
36%
58
flagSweden
9%
45%
9%
36%
11

Gender

men63%
women60%
to attract fish
10%
11%
to scare away predators
15%
18%
to protect from the sun
10%
9%
from food
63%
60%

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