Rare black flamingo – level 1

14-04-2015 15:00

This news is about a bird. This bird is a flamingo. Flamingos are usually red or pink. This flamingo, however, is black. It has a special condition. This condition is called “melanism”.

People see the black flamingo in Cyprus. Cyprus is an island. It is in the Mediterranean.

People saw a black flamingo in Israel. This was back in 2014. If it is possible, then it is the same bird.

Difficult words: condition (situation of the body), saw (past of “see”), was (past of “is”).

You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.

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