Birds That Get Their Coloring

From the Food They Eat 


(and What to Feed Them)

1. Cardinals

Cardinals eat foods rich in carotenoids, including berries, raspberries, apples, and wild grapes.

3. Cedar Waxwings

Their favorite foods include sugary red fruits and berries such as strawberries, raspberries, mulberries, blueberries, holly berries and honeysuckle berries.

4. House Finches

They eat vegetables, fruit, seeds with high oil content, berries, small flowers, and insects. They will also gladly partake of backyard bird feeders.

6. Flamingos

When these Floridians eat algae, brine shrimp, and brine fly larvae, their bodies metabolize the carotenoids, which makes their feathers look pink.

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