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%
4%
85%
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flagSpain
11%
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7%
81%
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flagGreece
12%
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81%
16
flagItaly
0%
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80%
35
flagNorway
12%
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flagAustralia
11%
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11%
70%
17
flagthe United Kingdom
12%
13%
5%
68%
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flagAustria
10%
10%
10%
68%
19
flagSwitzerland
12%
18%
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68%
16
flagGermany
9%
12%
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flagUkraine
7%
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65%
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flagSweden
7%
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65%
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flagFrance
16%
9%
9%
64%
31
flagthe Netherlands
2%
14%
19%
63%
47
flagthe United States
14%
11%
10%
62%
279
flagPoland
11%
16%
9%
61%
13107
flagRepublic of Ireland
29%
18%
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27
flagCanada
18%
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45%
22
flagUnknown
17%
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flagIndia
23%
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32%
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Gender

men56%
women59%
to attract fish
12%
11%
to scare away predators
19%
18%
to protect from the sun
10%
9%
from food
56%
59%

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