Flamingo Facts: There are 19 bones in a flamingo’s long neck. It’s unusual beak and feathers are made of a tough substance called keratin. Did you know that the bend, halfway down the flamingo’s leg, is actually its ankle. - photo by Michael Doering
Thousands of Flamingos - (Detail from) Greater Flamingos on Lake Nakuru, Kenya by Yann Arthus-Bertrand. Lake Nakuru is famed for its spectacular pink horizon made up of thousands of flamingos who wade in the alkaline waters feeding on the algae.