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Posts tagged flamingo

December 24, 2008


Flamingos standing on one leg

Cold Feet and Hot Wings

Most birds you see standing on only one leg are doing an impressive balancing act while tucking the second leg into their feathers. Why do they do that?

September 27, 2003


Lifestyles of the Pink and Feathered

Today, on A Moment of Science, another episode of “Lifestyles of the Pink and Feathered.” That’s right: flamingoes. You’ve probably seen them preening at your local zoo, but did you know what intrigue-filled lives our pink-plumed pals lead in captivity? You may have already suspected that flamingoes are very social and like to hang around [...]

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