• Diane M Kellogg

Let's Flamingle!


Photo Credit - Mohamed Hassan -PIXABAY


The lovely flamingo. Such a beautiful bird. In so many shades of pink.

Photo Credit - Manfred Richter - PIXABAY


A few fun facts...


There are only 6 species of flamingos.

Photo Credit - Alexas_Fotos - PIXABAY


Not all flamingos are pink. Some are white or gray. The differing shades of pink are a result of their diets.

Photo Credit - Winkelmann - PIXABAY


Flamingos can fly and some do migrate.

Photo Credit - Gerhard Gellinger - PIXABAY


They are monogamous and only lay one egg a year.

Photo Credit - Jamie Gough - PIXABAY


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.

Photo Credit - Michael Seibt - PIXABAY



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!

Photo Credit - megapixel.click CC0 photos for free - PIXABAY


Sources

The Spruce

https://www.thespruce.com/fun-facts-about-flamingos-385519

Wikimedia Commons

https://commons.wikimedia.org/

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