Flamingos at the Winter Palace

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Flamingos at the Winter Palace

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There are six flamingos now resident in the winter palace hotel gardens


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It has been too long since I shared photos … :ni: I don’t remember how
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These pale birds in the palace garden reminded me of how the flamingos at Copenhagen ZOO went from white to coral, when they were put on a diet containing paprika.

Flamingos get their pink color from their food.
https://nationalzoo.si.edu/animals/news ... ingo-facts

Flamingos really are what they eat. Many plants produce natural red, yellow or orange pigments, called carotenoids. Carotenoids give carrots their orange color or turn ripe tomatoes red. They are also found in the microscopic algae that brine shrimp eat. As a flamingo dines on algae and brine shrimp, its body metabolizes the pigments — turning its feathers pink.
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