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
13%
0%
4%
82%
23
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
9%
10%
17%
63%
98
flagPoland
10%
16%
9%
61%
8334
flagthe United States
14%
12%
10%
61%
214
flagthe United Kingdom
10%
19%
8%
60%
151
flagIndonesia
30%
10%
0%
60%
10
flagFrance
13%
13%
13%
59%
22
flagthe Netherlands
3%
15%
26%
53%
26
flagRepublic of Ireland
23%
23%
5%
47%
17
flagCanada
18%
0%
37%
43%
16
flagUU
16%
22%
22%
38%
18
flagIndia
26%
13%
24%
35%
53

Gender

men62%
women60%
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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