Meet Rhett. He’s a resident of Key West’s Butterfly Conservatory. His mate lives there with him. Her name is…..wait on it…..Scarlett!
Flamingos (family Phoenicopteridae) are wading birds. The word “flamingo” comes from Portuguese or Spanish flamengo, "flame-colored". They often stand on one leg while the other is tucked beneath their body. The reason for this behavior is not fully understood. Recent research indicates that standing on one leg may allow the birds to conserve more body heat, given that they spend a significant amount of time wading in cold water.
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