The greater flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus) is the most widespread species of the flamingo family. It is found in Africa, on the Indian subcontinent, in the Middle East and southern Europe. The flamingo’s pink colouration comes from its diet of Shrimp and other pink crustaceans. Sub-adult flamingos are whitish grey and only attain the pink coloration several years into their adult life. When flamingos flock together, they are referred to as a ‘colony’ or a ‘stand’.