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%
14
flagthe United Arab Emirates
0%
6%
6%
87%
16
flagSpain
11%
0%
3%
84%
26
flagItaly
0%
16%
0%
83%
31
flagAustria
6%
6%
6%
80%
15
flagGreece
13%
6%
0%
80%
15
flagNorway
12%
16%
0%
70%
24
flagAustralia
12%
6%
12%
68%
16
flagthe United Kingdom
12%
14%
5%
67%
274
flagFrance
16%
9%
9%
64%
31
flagUkraine
8%
20%
8%
64%
25
flagGermany
10%
13%
12%
63%
147
flagthe United States
14%
11%
10%
62%
270
flagPoland
11%
17%
9%
61%
12496
flagthe Netherlands
2%
15%
20%
61%
44
flagSweden
9%
27%
4%
59%
22
flagRepublic of Ireland
29%
18%
3%
48%
27
flagCanada
19%
4%
33%
42%
21
flagUnknown
16%
27%
16%
39%
530
flagIndia
25%
14%
29%
30%
68

Gender

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

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