Greater Flamingo

Photo of Greater Flamingo

Got Milk? Flamingos feed their chicks a type of milk, called crop milk, that comes from the parent’s digestive tract.

Latin name: Phoenicopterus roseus Where: Africa Weight: 6 to 7 lbs Wingspan: 4 to 6 ft Lifespan: 35 yrs Habitat: Wetlands Diet: Seeds, algae, and small invertebrates Range: Africa, Southwest Europe, and Asia


Flamingo Habitat