Flamingos are adorable bright feathered birds with an S-shaped neck. They have webbed feet and skinny legs which enable them to run on water in search of food and to gain speed before lifting up to the sky. We have compiled a number of charming names for your flamingo.
Tips To Name A Flamingo
The key to naming your bird is making the name as simple for your pet to understand when they are being called. Also consider a name that starts with a letter that has a sharp, distinct sound. A name that starts with a D, T or K sound can be easy for your pet to pick up but a name that starts with an S or F, which has a softer beginning, can be a little confusing for some animals. When selecting a name for your flamingo consider a name that does not sound like a command too. It is always best to pick a name that your pet can easily recognise. Most animals including flamingos respond better to one or two syllable names. Consider choosing a long name but keep the shortened version in mind. A long name will eventually be shortened, but it may ruin the effect that you may have had in mind if it is shortened incorrectly. You can wait for a few days to study your pets behaviour so that you can pick the right name that suits your flamingo’s character. The bird’s personality, appearance and how it relates to people can help you come up with a name much easier.
Cute Flamingo Names
Flammy: Flammy is short for Flamingo and it is cute to name your pet that.
Ace: The name Ace is a cute name which alludes dominance, therefore, this name suits a male flamingo.
Diamond: Flamingos are a beauty and the name Diamond will suit your female flamingo.
Lizzie: This is a cute flamingo name, short and likeable. Lizzie is short for Elizabeth.
Fire: Fire is a great name to give to a flamingo; the name complements the colour of a crimson flamingo.
Zach: Zach is short for Zachariah and if you want a short and catchy name for your flamingo, the name Zach will do.
Blossom: The term blossom refers to ‘the flower head,’ or the blooming of a flower. This name matches the beauty of your pet flamingo.
Below are other cute flamingo names you will like.
Types Of Flamingos
There are common types of flamingos species which are the American Flamingo, Andean Flamingo, Chilean Flamingo, Greater Flamingo, James’s Flamingo , and Lesser Flamingo. The Chilean Flamingo is the only type of species to have grey legs and pink leg joints. One of the smallest flamingo is the Lesser flamingo. This bird has a dark red beak with dark yellow orange eyes and a reddish-brown ring plus dark bare skin between the eye and beak. The Andean Flamingo and James’s Flamingo both have yellow beaks with black tips however, the James’s Flamingo has bright red skin between the eye. The beak and the Andean Flamingo have a distinctive black triangle patch on their plumage. The Greater Flamingo is the largest looking species with a long neck and a restrictive tip on the beak. In addition, the American Flamingo is also large but it generally does not have such a pale plumage as the Greater Flamingo. The Andean Flamingo as well as the James’s Flamingo are closely related and are often regarded as the genus Phoenicoparrus instead of Phoenicopterus. Both of these types of flamingos have yellow on their beaks.
Baby Flamingo Names
Baby flamingos are called chicks; they are born with white soft, downy feathers and a straight bill which curves downwards as the flamingo matures. If you want a name for your baby flamingo, here are sweet names which will suit it.
Baby Peach: Baby Peach is a good name to give to your peach coloured flamingo; the name will stick.
Cotton Candy: You can name your chick, Cotton Candy and the name will stick because baby flamingos are born white.
Mingo: Mingo is short for flamingo and you can name your baby flamingo that.
Pinky Pie: A pie is a delicious snack and also, the term pie is used to endear something pretty. Pinky Pie is a perfect name for your chick.
Sunshine: The sunshine is beautiful and you can equate it to your beautiful pet.
Adorabelle: If you combine the term adorable with the name Annabelle, you get a cute baby flamingo name; Adorabelle. This name emphasizes on the beauty of your pet.
Mango: This name is perfect for your baby flamingo. It rhymes closely to ‘mingo,’ the last part of the bird’s name, flamingo.
If you still haven’t found the right name for your chick, here are more baby flamingo names.
Interesting Facts About Flamingos
The word Flamingo is derived from the Spanish and Latin word ‘flamenco’ which means fire. The word refers to the bright colours of the bird’s feathers. The chicks of these birds are born hatched and the birds pink colour is obtained from its diet. Each flamingos’ shade of pink differs by species, with the Caribbean species a vivid pink plus the Greater species a pale pink. When it comes to the most widespread flamingo the Greater Flamingo is the largest and most popular member of the flamingo family. Another interesting fact about a flamingo is that a fully grown flamingo male bird can grow in excess of 180cm tall. On average the lifespan of a flamingo bird in a zoo is on about 60 years, with the oldest having been recorded to live until 83, of a bird at an Australian Zoo. Also, flamingos are powerful when flying, especially when they fly together in a flock. The highest speed a flamingo can fly can be about 35 miles per hour. Flamingos just like penguins, are monogamous birds. The females lay one egg each year, if anything happens to that egg which may result in it not hatching the bird does not lay a replacement. Consequently, it often takes several years for the flamingo population to grow.
Good Flamingo Names
Any name you think of will probably be best for your flamingo, but if you want a good name for your pet, here are special names to pick from.
Pinky: A flamingo has pink feathers; therefore, the name Pinky will suit her.
Bella: The name Bella means ‘beautiful,’ and it is a good name for your adorable flamingo.
Ms Mango: Ms Mango make a good formal name for your flamingo. Mango is from the last part of the word flamingo, with a little pun to it.
Mr Flimflam: You can consider giving a formal title to your flamingo and adding a little pun to the first part of flamingo, so that it becomes Mr Flimflam; a good name for your flamingo.
Pinkaberry: Berries are small sweet fruits and pink is the colour of a flamingo’s feather. The two words combined make a good name for your pet; Pinkaberry.
Candy Floss: You can name your pet Candy Floss. This is a good flamingo name since they look like gigantic coloured candy flosses.
Pinkie Pop: Pinkie Pop is a perfect name for you flamingo, she is pink after all.
Below are more names which are good for your flamingo.
Flamingo’s Behavioural Traits
Flamingos have a tendency of congregating in mudflats or lagoons, where they can easily find in shallow saltwater prey. This is because such habitats are very difficult for predators to negotiate. Flamingos flock in groups of up to more than a hundred birds. These birds often perform their mating displays when together with the female flamingos, like this flamingo flamenco. On the other hand, different species and even different flocks may put a slightly different spin on their communal rituals. The male and female of a mating pair often build a nest together, and the two sit on top of an egg while it incubates for about a month or so. Some flamingos can even steal a nest that has already been built, so the mating pairs are always alert guarding a nest from other flamingos as well as other predators. When the chick hatches, both flamingos, the male and the female parents take turns to feed it. Flamingo chicks are fed by their parents with a liquid baby food they produce in their throats called crop milk, and then with regurgitated flamingo food as the chick grows older. Flamingo chicks also do not turn pink for a year or two, they are born with grey and white feathers. Their beaks are straight, and only curve as they grow older and mature.
Famous Flamingo Names
When thinking of naming your flamingo, you can opt to give it a famous name. we have put together famous flamingo names you might like.
A Flamingo’s Diet
A flamingo’s diet can consist of blue-green and red algae, diatoms, larval and insects, crustaceans, molluscs, and small fish. Interestingly, a flamingo’s pink or reddish feather leg, and facial coloration come from a diet rich in alpha and beta carotenoid pigments. The largest amounts of carotenoids can be found in the algae and various other invertebrates that make up a huge chunk of a flamingo’s diet. Research has shown that these birds pump water through their bills 20 times a second to filter their food. Flamingos just lower their necks and tilt their heads slightly upside-down whilst standing in shallow water to allow their bills to hang upside down facing backward in the water. Also, these birds sweep their heads from side to side just below the surface of the water in order to collect their food if they have a deep-keeled mandible. In addition, a flamingo can filter its food out of the water and mud with a spiny, piston-like tongue that helps in sucking food-filled water past the lamellae inside the curved bill. Another way flamingo get their food from the water is by stamping their webbed feet to stir up food from the bottom.
Girl Flamingo Names
A female flamingo is a cute pet to have and it is called a hen. if you have a girl flamingo and you want the best name for her, below are good names which will suit your hen.
Pinkus: You can consider naming your hen Pinkus; a name derived from the term pink. The name suits your pink-feathered pet.
Ms Feather: The most attractive part of a flamingo are its feathers, therefore, naming your pet Ms Feather will be cool.
Pearl: A pearl is a gem, something you treasure and a pet flamingo is something you would treasure.
Flamlina: Flamlina is a feminine name created by combining the term flamingo with the name Unalina.
Strawberry: You can name your female flamingo after strawberries, a sweet reddish fruit.
Lilly: Lilly is a short and cool name which will suit your flamingo pet. This name is short for Lillian.
Rose: Naming your hen after the beautiful rose flower is ideal.
Below are more girl flamingo names which you can consider.
- Ms Floofykins
Boy Flamingo Names
A male flamingo is a cock and if you want a name for him, here are a few names which you might like.
- Mr Flimflam
- Flipper flapper
Pink Flamingo Names
Flamingos have bright feathers which range from pale pink to vermillion or crimson. If your pet flamingo is pink, here are some of the names which will suit it.
Pinkster: Pinkster is a pun for Rockster and the name is apt for your pink flamingo.
Flamboyant: Flamingos have flashy feathers and they get their colour from their diet which has a chemical whit reddish-orange pigment. The diet sure gives them a flamboyant colour, so this name is apt.
Pink Banana: Pink Banana is a perfect name to give to your flamingo since her neck looks like a banana.
Princess: Princess is a cute name for your pink flamingo. A princess is held in high esteem and she is taken care of just as you take proper care of your flamingo.
Walker: The name Walker will suit your pet who is known to wade on water.
Here are cuter options for a pink flamingo.
- Ms Feather Butt
Funny Names for Flamingos
If you play around with the facetious characteristics of a flamingo, you will get cute funny names for it.
Curvy Billy: Curvy Billy is a good name to give to your flamingo. The name will suit him because his bill is curved.
Ms Feather Butt: A flamingo has feathers all over and with 12 to 16 tail feathers, therefore, the name Ms Feather Butt suits her.
Pinkachu: Pinkachu is a great pet name for your flamingo. The name is a pun for Pikachu, the cartoon character.
Twiggy: The name Twiggy is a funny name that is perfect for your flamingo since he has skinny legs.
Improper Fraction: That is a crazy thing to name a flamingo but the name will suit anyway, because its huge body is supported by a pair of skinny legs.
Tilter: This is a funny name for your cute pet, and it is derived from the word tilt. This name describes how your flamingo positions its beak upside down as she holds her breath underwater.
Mr Netty Feet: You can consider naming your flamingo Mr Netty Feet, a funny name alluding to the pet’s webbed feet.
Here are more funny names which you can give to your flamingo.
- Mr Googlegogle
- Ms Floofypants
- Pom Pom
- Puff Daddy
- Mr Gigles
Pet Flamingo Names
If you have a pet flamingo and you are wondering what to name it, we have put together a list of names which you might like for your pet flamingo.
Rainbow: A flamingo’s feathers are colourful and beautiful just like a rainbow, therefore, this name is appropriate for your pet.
Fifi: Fifi is a nice pet name derived from the term Flamingo.
Elegant: Elegant means ‘stylish,’ and that is the exact word that describes a flamingo.
Pink Lemonade: You can name your pet after food and Pink Lemonade is a sweet name for your flamingo.
Flammy: Flammy is short for Flamingo, a cute pet name derived from the term flamingo.
We have listed more pet flamingo names for you to pick from.
Unique Flamingo Names
If you are still not satisfied with the above names and you want a name that will make your flamingo stand out, here are unique names we have put together.
- Flamingo Starr
- Battle cate
- Dawon china
How long does it take a flamingo egg to hatch?
It takes 30 days for a flamingo egg to hatch. The female lays one egg which both parents take turns to sit on so as to keep it warm. Flamingo nests look like mounds of mud along waterways. At the top of the mound, in a shallow hole is where the female lays the egg.