• Family Fun this March - The Lesser Flamingo

    10 monthes ago - By Minnesota Zoo

    Lesser Flamingo
    Phoenicopterus minor
    Although it's the tallest bird on the Zoo's Tropics Trail, the lesser flamingo is the smallest species of flamingo.
    Where They Live:
    There are six species of flamingos in the world. The lesser flamingo is mostly found in salty lagoons and lakes of Africa.
    What They Eat:
    Lesser flamingos are filter feeders-they use their tongue to suck salty water and mud in and out through their bills, which helps them catch and eat mostly algae, but also some shrimp, plankton, and other crustaceans in the water.
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