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%
9%
9%
81%
11
flagItaly
0%
19%
0%
80%
26
flagAustralia
14%
0%
7%
78%
14
flagAustria
8%
8%
8%
75%
12
flagNorway
9%
19%
0%
71%
21
flagUkraine
6%
18%
6%
68%
16
flagGermany
8%
9%
14%
67%
118
flagthe United Kingdom
11%
16%
6%
64%
187
flagPoland
10%
16%
9%
62%
9315
flagthe United States
15%
11%
9%
62%
231
flagFrance
17%
10%
10%
60%
28
flagIndonesia
30%
10%
0%
60%
10
flagRepublic of Ireland
22%
18%
4%
54%
22
flagthe Netherlands
3%
16%
29%
51%
31
flagUnknown
14%
21%
14%
48%
41
flagCanada
17%
0%
41%
41%
17
flagSweden
9%
45%
9%
36%
11
flagIndia
24%
14%
26%
35%
57

Gender

men62%
women60%
to attract fish
10%
11%
to scare away predators
15%
17%
to protect from the sun
10%
9%
from food
62%
60%

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