Friday, April 24, 2009

Flamingo Friday

Baby flamingos can swim before they are even old enough to leave the nest. They begin to grow feathers after one year. Their bill also begins to curve at this time.

Newly hatched flamingos have whitish color feathers, straight bill, and pink legs. They are very limited to movement at this age and can barely move their bill and wings.

Here's a funky flamingo from The Artful Flamingo Shop.


I'm Julia said...

Such beautiful babies. I love their little bodies.

SuzeesJubileeZ said...

Aw I didn't know all these flamingo facts thanks. and the illustration is great!