Flamingo is a combination of Spanish and Latin, which means fire, and this beautiful bird appears bright pink or red and sometimes looks like a fire. 

The pink color of the flamingo bird is derived from its diet, and it takes three years to get those bright pinkish-red colors, which means the bird is quite healthy. 

You may not know, but the flamingo is considered the national bird of the Bahamas. 

The bird is monogamous and produces only one egg in a year. If there is no hatching, they have to wait for the next year, and the chicks of the flamingo bird are grey. 

An adult flamingo bird can reach a reach a height 180 cm, which means 5’11 and is similar to a human male. 

Flamingos are outstanding fliers, and they can fly 35 miles per hour. 

A healthy flamingo can live up to 60 years, and surprisingly, a flamingo bird lived for 83 years in an Australian zoo, which is still a record. 

Flamingos live and breed in large flocks that can reach millions, and one flock is known as a flamboyance, colony, regiment, or flamingo bird. 

You may find only 6 species of flamingo birds all over the world. 

You can see them in popular zoos or national parks.