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%
10%
0%
90%
10
flagSpain
10%
0%
5%
84%
19
flagItaly
0%
18%
0%
81%
22
flagAustralia
9%
0%
9%
81%
11
flagAustria
8%
8%
8%
75%
12
flagNorway
10%
20%
0%
70%
20
flagGermany
8%
10%
16%
64%
90
flagPoland
11%
17%
9%
61%
7831
flagthe United Kingdom
10%
19%
7%
61%
141
flagIndonesia
30%
10%
0%
60%
10
flagthe United States
15%
12%
10%
59%
202
flagthe Netherlands
4%
16%
25%
54%
24
flagFrance
15%
15%
15%
52%
19
flagRepublic of Ireland
18%
25%
6%
50%
16
flagCanada
18%
0%
37%
43%
16
flagIndia
26%
12%
22%
38%
49

Gender

men62%
women59%
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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