We were as SHOOKETH as you must be right now.
In the deranged video shared by the Science Channel, it appears that a male flamingo is pecking into the head of the female flamingo and making her bleed out as she feeds her chick and trust us, it’s NOT as messed up at it seems!! Being shared online only one day ago, the shocking video has already taken social media storm and Dubai peeps are getting super curious about this 23-second clip.
The video, in fact, highlights the itty bitty wonders of mother nature as it shows the REALITY of how flamingos actually feed their young and you might want to put on your reading glasses to get a grip of this one. So don’t lose your chill just yet and keep scrolling to be flaming-schooled!
In the video, the parent flamingos were trying to feed their chick with red crop milk as “parent flamingos produce crop milk in their digestive tracts and regurgitate it to feed their young”
The post explains that the crop milk is secreted from the lining of the crop of the parent birds which is then regurgitated to their babies.
(Pro tip: if you zoom in just enough you can see the milk being poured into the baby flaminglet’s mouth)
As scary as the visuals look… NO, the flamingo is not going to drop dead…
Flamingos get their distinctive pink colouring from carotenoid pigments found in their diet of algae and crustaceans.