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they eat other flamingos and their babies because they are evil!
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They usually eat fish or scraps of food they can find. They like sea food -- prawns and other sources of fish. Their beaks are shaped so that they can sift-feed brine shrimp… and blue-green algae.
They catch the food by putting their heads down, putting their beaks in the water upside down, and using their beaks to extract spirulina, which are definitely not shrimp (the…y are blue-green algae--not even the same Kingdom). Flamingos do this using bristle-like structures in the mouth as a filter, opening and shutting their beaks very quickly to move the water in and out of the oral cavity (mouth)--the same way a baleen whale catches krill, which ARE little shrimps. Easy, but not simple. They use their beak to catch shrimps out of the water. Easy. NOT They eat a special algae that gives them their pink color (because it contains high amounts of carotenoids). The algae is named spirulina, which is renowned as a very healthy "whole food"nutritional supplement, and can be bought in health food stores.
flamingos take the color of what they eat. They eat pink shrimp
They get their food by sticking their head in the ground almost using their beak as a drill and getting food from the ground,somtimes they stick they beak in water. They eat b…y putting its head upside-down into the water looking backwards. It takes in water that is rich in tiny organisms and filters nutrients from the water with a comb-like organ on its tongue.
A Flamingo eats brine shrimp and blue green algae, plants at the bottom of a river or pond and other little fish and creatures on the sand bed floor. The flamingos feathers ar…e pink because brine shrimp bare reddish orangey colour. A flamingo will sooner then be eaten by ferel pigs and other large animals. Hope that helps. :D
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Flamingos eat large quantities of shrimp. .....Not. They eat Spirulina -- a species of algae found only in a few lakes in Africa, the main one being Lake Tanganyika, which is… the second- largest freshwater lake in the world. Spirulina has a HUGE amount of carotenoids in it (several versions of vit A that make carrots have their orange color) which is why flamingos are pink. It is a very nutrient-dense food, and is one of the few foods that is considered to be 100% nutritionally complete. In other words, an animal can survive solely on spirulina -- and that is exactly what flamingos do. There's NO way the person who first answered this question could honestly mistake algae for shrimp...they are not even in the same Kingdom of living organism...my sincere recommendation: do not answer questions if you aren't sure of the answer. You might get someone in trouble.
Flamingos live on shrimp, algae, and other small life forms found in shallow water.
they like shrimp and fish
food chain....... i am not sure but they eat...... Blue, Green, Red Algae Larvae from Incests CrustaceansMollusksSmall Fish Hope that Helps <|:P
Flamingos eat lots of shrimp, which is why they turn pink
They poo it out I am not kidding. Added by Dr. Misha: uh, yeah, pooing comes After Digestion, which, technically, is the breaking down of food into nutrients which are capabl…e of being absorbed by the body. Without exception, in all birds digestion starts starts in the crop, an organ in the throat. Since birds have no teeth (again, without exception), they need a way to break down food into particles that are small enough to pass through the alimentary canal. Most birds eat small stones or bits of gravel, which they store in their crop. When food is swallowed, it first enters the crop, where it is mixed with the gravel in order to be broken down, the same way our teeth pulverize food, before travelling through the rest of the GI (gastro-intestinal) system.
By stretching their necks into the marsh and opening their beaks.