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Are flamingos awesome birds?
Yes! 53%  53%  [ 10 ]
They're alright 21%  21%  [ 4 ]
No... 26%  26%  [ 5 ]
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30 Mar 2009, 1:06 pm

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Fun flamingo fact of the day:

The Flamingo has been known to fly up to 600km in one night (373 miles).

Wow! I wonder where they go with all that distance! 8O


Sometimes they migrate to warmer areas or to areas with more favorable water conditions if there is a change in climate or water levels rise or fall beyond acceptable flamingo limits. They like to fly at night at high altitudes to avoid predators (i.e. eagles).



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30 Mar 2009, 1:22 pm

Yeah, that's true. Where's the farthest north they'll (the American Flamingos) go? I know of one that went up to the one of the farthest north points of Florida during Hurricane Ike, but I wonder if they'll go further up than that.



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30 Mar 2009, 1:37 pm

Two American Flamingos were documented to have been at Grays Harbor, Washington in 1975.



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30 Mar 2009, 1:40 pm

Wow, that's crazy! I wonder why they went that far north. I just wish they would come to Indiana, but there's absolutely no salt water here at all for them. Tons of fresh water though...



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31 Mar 2009, 7:26 am

Personaly I find them to look a bit scary, but I don't realy know much about them at all.


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31 Mar 2009, 10:23 am

Why? They're very nice, friendly, and beautiful birds.



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31 Mar 2009, 11:33 am

Fun Flamingo Fact of the Day:

Flamingoes are the some of the only creatures designed to survive in the caustic environment of a volcanic lake. They are often associated with the Phoenix which is a part of many cultures. The Phoenix, an immortal bird, is consumed by flames then rises from the ashes. The word "flamingo" is also associated with fire and is derived from "flamenco," from Spanish through Latin - the root meaning "flaming".



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31 Mar 2009, 5:52 pm

I knew about the Latin part, but the volcano part is new to me! :D



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01 Apr 2009, 7:53 pm

No Fun Flamingo Fact of the Day today? :cry:



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01 Apr 2009, 11:49 pm

Oops. Sorry, I was very busy today and almost forgot!

Fun Flamingo Fact of the Day:

Although flamingos are tropical or subtropical, there is one species that lives high in the Andes Mountains of South America - it has yellow legs and feet. :D

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02 Apr 2009, 8:38 am

Nice try, but you posted that one past midnight here. :wink:

I wonder if anyone else has ever uncovered any other flamingo species besides the main six of them.

(And if anyone's wondering, those are Greater, American / Caribbean, Chilean, Andean, James's, and Lesser) 8)



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02 Apr 2009, 10:24 am

lol. Well, I still had about an hour until midnight when I posted it ... on my clock. :D

I guess that means two fun facts for you today.

Fun Flamingo Fact of the Day:

The Flamingo is the national bird of Bahamas.



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02 Apr 2009, 11:03 am

Hey, the more, the merrier! :)

Really? They've got good taste in birds!



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02 Apr 2009, 11:39 am

This is my favorite flamingo picture

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02 Apr 2009, 12:19 pm

That's beautiful! :D

I don't have a favorite picture. It's way too hard of a decision!



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03 Apr 2009, 10:10 am

Fun Flamingo Fact of the Day:

A Flamingo's eyes are larger than its brain! 8O