Blast of Color

Blast of Color Photo
Flamingos get their trademark pink plumage from pigments in the algae, crustaceans, and other invertebrates that make up their diet. These birds inhabit shallow bodies of salty water where food is plentiful.

Last summer, researchers from WCS’s Bronx Zoo led a coalition of scientists to Inagua National Park in the Bahamas to band juvenile Caribbean flamingos so that their movement could be tracked as they migrate to breeding colonies throughout the region.

Julie Larsen Maher © WCS

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