Flamingos are widespread around the world and have a distinctive pink colour. They owe that colour to the food they eat, which includes crustaceans and small aquatic animals. They catch these animals standing in the water during the day, even when it is very hot. Their necks and legs are extremely long, while their toes are short. Flamingos are monogamous and breed in large colonies. Chicks that can walk join a chick nursery, which is led by a number of adult flamingos.