Rare black flamingo – level 2

14-04-2015 15:00

People saw an extremely rare black flamingo in Cyprus, which is an island in the Mediterranean. The black flamingo has a special condition. It is known as “melanism”. Melanism means that the animal has a lot of melanin, which is a thing in bodies that can make some parts of the body dark – parts like hair, for example.

Experts saw the black flamingo while they were counting flamingos. People also saw a black flamingo in Israel in 2014, and experts say that it may be the same bird.

Difficult words: rare (special), condition (a person’s or animal’s state of health).

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