Central & South America, Caribbean, SW Europe, Asia & Africa
These famous pink birds can be found in warm, watery regions on many continents. They favor environments like estuaries and saline or alkaline lakes. Considering their appearance, flamingos are surprisingly fluid swimmers, but really thrive on the extensive mud flats where they breed and feed. They usually grow to be 36 to 50 inches and 8.75 pounds, with a wingspan of about 60 inches.