Diane M Kellogg
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The lovely flamingo. Such a beautiful bird. In so many shades of pink.
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A few fun facts...
There are only 6 species of flamingos.
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Not all flamingos are pink. Some are white or gray. The differing shades of pink are a result of their diets.
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Flamingos can fly and some do migrate.
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They are monogamous and only lay one egg a year.
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Depending on the species they can be as tall as five feet and weigh as much as 8 pounds or as short as three feet and weigh three to six pounds.
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They are a fascinating bird and so fun to paint. The next three photos are some of the historical flamingo art I have found online.
Flamingo and Other Birds in a Landscape by Jakob Bogdani (1658–1724) Public Domain.
Entering the Palace Gardens by Rudolf Ernst (1854–1932) Public Domain.
Arbuckle Bros. Ariosa Coffee Advertisement c. 1893 Public Domain.
The next photo is a flamingo someone painted on what appears to be concrete. It's just fun!
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