Most birds you see standing on only one leg are doing an impressive balancing act while tucking the second leg into their feathers. This is much easier to recognize in large birds, such as flamingos, but the behavior itself is common to most birds.
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 [...]