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A white, grey and pink bird
Contrary to what its French and scientific names (pink flamingo) suggest, the greater flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus) is mostly pinkish-white with a rather greyish-white neck and head. Its wing cover, however, indeed takes on a more intense pink color due to the carotenoid pigments of canthaxanthin, phoenicoxanthin, and astaxanthin present in the algae and crustaceans on which it feeds.
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