Largest populations of pink flamingos in the world

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The sleepy town of Celestún in Mexico has long been known for its incredible views of flamingos. The Reserva de la Biosfera Ría Celestún is home to a huge variety of animals and birdlife, with the flamingos as the star of the show. More than 400 species have been identified in the biosphere reserve, of which many are permanent residents. For the true bird-watcher, the best time to visit is in the winter when migrants abound and the number of flamingos is at its peak. Think pink! 
Flamingos are found around the world from the Caribbean and South America to Africa, the Middle East and Europe. The word "flamingo" comes from the Spanish and Latin word "flamenco" which means fire, and refers to the bright color of the birds' feathers. Flamingos are monogamous birds that lay only a single egg each year. If that egg is lost or damaged, they do not typically lay a replacement.
Flamingo chicks are born gray or white and take up to three years to reach their mature pink, orange or red plumage.
Have you ever heard the expression "you are what you eat"? Well, flamingos are just that. They get their reddish-pink color from special coloring chemicals found in the algae and shrimps that they eat.


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photo Tatjana Dimitrijevic, OC
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