In The Real World
Greater flamingos have orange, red or pink feathers and curved pink or white bills. The tips of their beaks and their flight feathers are black. They have long legs and necks. A poor diet will make the bird loose its color, and thus the opportunity to breed.
In The Lion Guard
All flamingos shown in the Lion Guard universe so far have pink feathers and thin black eyebrows.
Flamingos get their coloring from their diet of crustaceans and plankton. Female flamingos usually lay one egg, which is white in color. When the egg hatches, the chick will lack the bright plumage and curved beak of the adults.
Fuli walks through a flock of flamingos during the song My Own Way. She then turns around and runs back through to flock, causing them to take off.
In the song "Life in the Pride Lands", a few flamingos take wing as Beshte and Ajabu approach. As the Lion Guard attempts to catch Makucha, they run through a flock of flamingos, which immediately fly upwards. The Guard ends up covered in flamingo feathers.Simba, Nala, Kion and Kiara gaze out from the top of Pride Rock, some flamingoes are seen flying across the Pride Lands.
Makini mentions them when she is talking about her favorite animals.
- Flamingos are featured in two It’s UnBungalievable! shorts, Who's Sillier? and Who's the Better Flyer?.
- Flamingo silhouette were used by Egyptians to symbolize red.
- Chicks can die from exhaustion or dehydration if their legs become encrusted with salt around their nest.