Flamingo Beaks – Why are they Bent? (Why Do Flamingos Feed Upside Down?)

Flamingo beak bent for filter-feeding

Flamingo beaks have mystified scientists for over 2,000 years.  I’m happy to report that scientists are gaining a good understanding of how the beak works and some of the complex structures involved. The Flamingo’s beak is bent as an adaptation to being used upside down to filter feed on tiny plants and organisms in the … Read more