Flamingos live in soda lakes that are uninhabitable to the majority of creatures, the have beautiful pink feathers and this colouring is gained from the pigment held in the food they eat. The have an ingeniously designed beak that they tilt upside down and it filters water through the beak whilst capturing all the food they need. It is a unique system and probably only found in flamingos.
They love the soda lakes and spend most of their time wading through them but the soda is corrosive and they cannot drink the thick water. However not far away there are fresh water falls. These serve as drinking water and water to bathe in. This washes the soda from their feathers and makes their plumage waterproof again. The soda does help the birds because there are many minerals in its depths that nourish them. However, a good shower under the waterfalls renews and refreshes them.
They produce one grey chick that stays close to them for 12 weeks and then is strong enough to go on flying expeditions.