Status: Plentiful.Range: Central America, Caribbean Islands, and South America.Habitat: Salt lakes and brackish coastal lagoons.Food: Small, swimming crustaceans, algae, and single-celled organisms. Also worms and seeds of marsh grasses.Reproduction: Nest on the ground in large colonies. Mate only once every 2-3 years. Typically lay only one egg that is incubated for 27-31 days.Facts: Natural pigments called carotenoids which are found in the flamingo’s food is what gives them their pink coloration. They fade to white if they do not get the proper food.