American Flamingo

The next of the Galapagos Big 15 is the American Flamingo which have the largest and heaviest tongues as a feeding technique which allows them to filter large amounts of very small food. Courtship rituals between flamingos is an impressive show as the male and female start an intricate dance with their necks cocked up while flashing their primaries. Flamingos can stand about 57 inches tall and they get their color from a diet rich in carotenoids.