At last, it's decoded! This is why flamingos stand on one leg

At last, it's decoded! This is why flamingos stand on one leg

Researchers showed that flamingos employ no active muscular effort when they are on one leg. A passive mechanism is engaged in the one-legged position, allowing flamingos to stand even while taking a nap.

May 25, 2017, 17:00 PM IST

Migratory birds start arriving at Point Calimere sanctuary

Migratory birds have started arriving at the Point Calimere sanctuary on Vedaranyam coast here with authorities taking extensive measures to ensure their protection following a steady decline in the number of winged visitors.

Nov 23, 2013, 12:12 PM IST

Hundreds throng Sewri jetty to see flamingos

Mumbaikars Saturday thronged to Sewri Jetty to catch a glimpse of nearly 15,000 migratory flamingos foraging for food on the mudflats.

Mar 10, 2013, 00:10 AM IST

Flamingo poaching case: 6 sent to police remand

As many as 64 lesser Flamingos were stated to be poached on December 29.

Jan 07, 2012, 23:45 PM IST

Flamingos use preening oil to brighten up, attract mates

A preening oil which flamingos use to waterproof their feathers also brightens them up, says a new study.

Oct 31, 2010, 19:35 PM IST

Flamingos stand on one leg to `preserve body heat`

Ever wondered why flamingos are often seen standing on one leg? Well, scientists believe that the posture might be used by birds to conserve body heat.

Sep 19, 2009, 16:33 PM IST