1. Legs.

  •  The legs of adult flamingos are longer than the flamingo’s body, measuring between 80 to 125 cm (31.5-49 in.), depending on the species.
  • The ankle is located about halfway up the leg.
  • The knee is located close to the body and is not externally visible.

2. Feet.

  •  The Chilean, greater, and lesser flamingos have three forward-pointing toes and a hallux, or hind toe.
  • Andean and James’ flamingos have three toes and no hallux.
  • Webbing between the toes aids the bird in swimming and stirring up food.
  • Coloration of the feet and legs is the same.

3. Wings.

  •  The wingspan of flamingos ranges from 95 to 100 cm (37-39 in.) on the lesser flamingo to 140 to 165 cm (55-65 in.) on the greater flamingo. The Caribbean flamingo has a wingspan of 150 cm (59 in.).
  • There are 12 principal flight feathers located on each wing. These black feathers are visible when the wings are extended.

4. Neck.

Flamingos have 19 elongated cervical (neck) vertebrae giving their necks long and sinuous appearances.

The neck is long and sinuous. A flamingo has 19 elongated cervical (neck) vertebrae allowing for maximum movement and twisting.