The great flamingo is the tallest species. It is 1.2 to 1.45 meters tall and weighs up to 3.5 kg. The smallest species is the small flamingo, standing 80 cm tall and weighing 2.5 kg. The wingspan of the flamingos ranges from 95 cm to 150 cm. Where do flamingos live?
The American flamingo lives in the West Indies, Yucatán, in northern South America and along the Galapagos Islands.
The Chilean, Andean and James flamingos live in South America.
Large and small flamingos live in Africa.
Larger flamingos can also be found in the Middle East and India.
Flamingos are waterfowl, so they live in and around lagoons or lakes. Bodies of water are likely to be salty or alkaline. Flamingos are not usually migratory, but changes in climate or water level in their spawning area will cause them to relocate.
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