Most species of flamingo are a pinky/orange colour, some however can be white, black or even blue. The colour of the flamingo comes from the flamingo eating a type of algae that then turns the flamingo into the bright pink pink that we are so familiar with.
The Victorian Crowned Pigeon is an unusual bird; it's elegant, brightly colored, and the largest surviving pigeon on earth. It's actually endangered, seriously threatened by logging and illegal capture in its native land of New Guinea. Painting by Cara Bevan.