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Kight presents the flamingo in a concise and accessible way, introducing its detailed scientific history alongside what we know about its often hostile habitats and complex social behavior. She explores its genetic lineage and the confusions it has caused, and she details the significance it has had for many cultures, whether as a spiritual totem or a commercial symbol of the tropical life. She even explains how it gets its extraordinary color (hint: it has to do with its diet). A wonderful resource for any bird lover, Flamingo provides valuable insight into just what makes this flashy-feathered character so special.
1. Flamingo Behavior
2. Flamingos in the Early Human Consciousness
3. The Rise of the Modern Flamingo
4. A Breed Apart: Pink Plastic Flamingos
5. The Future of Flamingos
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