Flamingos Pictures: Do you know that the eyes of a flamingo is larger than its brain? Flamingos are nearly getting extinct since there are only about six species of flamingos left in the whole world. Flamingo comes from a latin word "flamenco" which means fires, these birds get their names due to the bright color of it's feathers. They are mostly considered as wading birds, but they are also very powerful fliers. These flamingos lay only one egg every year. Flamingo chicks are born gray or white and take up to three years to reach their mature pink, orange or red plumage.In this post we have added 25 Beautiful Flamingos Pictures from around the world. If you see a flock of flamings, they are called as flamboyance or a stand. Among the six species of flamingos, the Andrean flamingo is the most threatened, since there are only about 30,000 birds in the whole world.