Sunday, November 21, 2010

Flamingos use pink makeup

Not content with being pink, flamingos use pink makeup to get pinker.

For flamingos, oil glands near their tail produce an especially pink oil, which they daub on their feathers during mating season to get pinker and attract mates.

I guess preening and using color are perfectly natural, so there's no reason to be surprised at what people do.

1 comment:

Tapping Therapy said...

Amazing! Now I know why flamingos are pink. They have their own gland that produces their own color. They sure are unique animals.