Flamingos Use Their Beaks to Filter their Food

Have you ever seen a flamingo eat?

Flamingos are filter feeders that use their beaks to strain out algae and small crustaceans from water. They do this by placing their beaks upside-down in water and moving them to intake mouthfuls of both water and food followed by pushing just the water back out!

Our flamingos are fed a specialized diet in purpose-built feeders, but they still perform this behavior in their other pond and pool as seen in this video.