Prospective parents use their beaks to scrape together a nest mound for their egg. When it hatches, the proud pink parents feed their chick crop milk, an elixir rich in fat and protein that both parents produce in their digestive tracts and regurgitate.
Did you know that flamingos get their bright pink color from aqueous bacteria and beta carotene in their food supply?
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We often see Roseate Spoonbills when kayaking the Canaveral National Seashore near Kennedy Space Center. Some times we would see them as far north as New Smyrna Beach, but it was always a calming and treasured sight.