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Flamingos in Paardevlei wetland


This week we will be learning about the Flamingo. Flamingos are large birds that are identifiable by their long necks, sticklike legs and pink or reddish feathers. Flamingos embody the saying “you are what you eat.” The pink and reddish colors of a flamingo’s feathers come from eating pigments found in algae and invertebrates.

There are six species of flamingo however here in Africa we have the greater flamingo which is the tallest species and the lesser flamingo, which is the smallest species. Both these species can be seen at the Paardevlei wetland right here on our doorstep.

Join us this Friday to learn more about the spectacular birds with their attractive pink plumage.

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