We invite you to know everything related to the adaptations of flamenco so that you can understand the reason for its peak, the color of its feathers and other interesting things that we will be revealing as we explain these adaptations of the flamingo that allow it to subsist where other animals could not.
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Returning to the adaptations of the flamingo we can start by saying that these birds form a group that over the course of their evolution, with the passing of time they have become experts in inhabiting or rather in colonizing swamps and taxonomically speaking they are divided into four species but one of them is the.
Phoenicopterus ruber shows three subspecies. Flamingos are widely distributed in the areas
If we go back to the past we can talk about ancient flamingo fossils that belong to the Miocene ago about ten million years ago, when these waders inhabited a large part of Europe, Australia and North America.
Now, in the Iberian Peninsula there is the subspecies of the pink flamingo or Phoenicopterus ruber roseus, which is distributed discontinuously in Africa, in southern Europe and in Southwest Asia from specifically in Dasht e Nawar.
Adaptations of the flamingo that have allowed him to live
Before going into the adaptations of flamenco we should also know that its population.
Western Mediterranean where they are spreading in the coastal salt marshes of Spain, France, Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia, as well as in certain islands such as the Balearic Islands and Sardinia. Another thing is to consider that the population of Mediterranean flamingos breeds mainly in the French Camargue located in the Rhone Delta, as well as in the Malaga lagoons of Fuente de Piedra, both located above ancient salt pans where up to eighty thousand flamingos can concentrate during the breeding period, which starts in March up to ten thousand flamingos can be born as long as water and weather conditions are optimal.
Other places where flamingos reproduce are the Guadalquivir marshes, the salt flats of Santa Pola in Alicante and also in those of Trinidad in the Ebro Delta.
Let’s dive into the adaptations of the flamingo starting with the fact that they are birds with a set of physiological and anatomical adaptations that place them at a high level in the food chain of
The long stork-like legs and disproportionate heron-like neck allow them to to perfectly exploit and explore deep salty lagoon areas, so that other waders.
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Ingenious flamingo adaptations
The flamingos’ feet are like those of ducks, i.e. webbed, which makes it easier for them to walk and move their mud or mud as well as swimming perfectly. Nevertheless, the most characteristic and outstanding feature within the adaptations of the flamingo is the beak of these magnificent birds, which is anatomically configured to be a very effective tool as it functions to filter out the mud in which particles are found which make up the diet of the flamingos. For their part, the flamingos’ jaws are surrounded by horny lamellae whose function is like that of a sieve that sifts the mud due to suction and their muscular tongue. It is also relevant to know that the flamingo’s relationship with the salt lakes has given parasitic helminths or cestodes that have as host the crustacean Artemia salina, which is the primary basis for the diet of pink flamingos, although sometimes they eat shrimp or Palaemonetes, which acquire by compulsively and even frantically pecking at the water to grab them.
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Continue learning about flamenco adaptations
You should also know that within the flamenco adaptations, it is interesting to note that the red or reddish tones of the flamingo’s feathers are important in the breeding period, these feathers certain microorganisms that form part of the diet of flamingos. It is during breeding stopovers which begin in February when the adult male flamingos show off or strut their stuff to the females developing a complex courtship involving dance as a highly organized and synchronized ritual, all with the purpose of attracting the attention of the females. These flamingos like certain birds are monogamous, they have only one pair all their life and the nests are made in tumultuous colonies and they make them with mud and plant or organic remains, they can put feathers, shells, among other things. With respect to the eggs that in twenty-eight to thirty days. When the semi-different chicks hatch they are fed by their parents with a kind of lipoprotein secretion that can be compared to the milk of mammals until after a month and they begin to eat by themselves, they create flocks with other young flamingos and when they are young their.
July they leave the nesting areas to expand into regions where they can spend the winter.
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