The Greater Flamingos are distributed throughout the world. They could be found in the Caribbean, Africa, Southwest Europe, and Asia. They live on shallow lakes and coastal water. Greater Flamingos make their nests out of mud. They are shaped like a cone with hollow top.
Flamingos are pink with a long neck. They also have long, slender legs. On an average, flamingos can grow up to a height of 57 inches (145cm).
Flamingos consume small insects, shrimp-like animals, and tiny plants like diatoms and algae. These foods can be found in water with high concentration of saline or alkaline salt. To get their food, Greater Flamingos reach down with their long necks and in the water. In their bill are arrangements of comb - like plates called lamellae. The lamellae strain out the food and drain out the water.
They are now endangered because of human disturbance. We pollute or take away their water. Also, people steal their eggs or eat these birds.