So Much On My Mind It’s A Wonder My Neck Doesn’t Snap.

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American Flamingo 

What did one hat say to the other?

You stay here, I’ll go on a head.

Interesting Fact: The American flamingo has adapted to its shallow-water environment in several ways. It has evolved long legs and large webbed feet to wade and stir up the bottom of the water bed to bring up their food source to then be retrieved. To feed, it has evolved a specialized beak which is hooked downward and features marginal lamellae on the upper mandible, and inner and outer lamellae on both the upper and lower mandibles. These are adapted for filtering out differently sized food from water.[16] Depending on the food source in their area, diets depend on the exact morphology of their beaks on what can and cannot be strained out of them. It submerges its head under water to retrieve its food, and may have its head under water for long times, which requires it to hold its breath. Factors which affect the habitat choice of American flamingos are environmental temperatures, water depth, food source, accessibility of an area, and the presence of vegetation beds in feeding areas. If available food items do not meet the needs of the flamingos or the temperature is not appropriate to their requirements, they move to a better feeding or more temperate area. ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_flamingo )

I Wonder If Chickens Do The “People Dance ” At Their Wedding

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Chickens

What did the chicken say when it got to the library?

Book book book book book book book…

Interesting Fact: People have been raising chickens for more than 7,000 years. Chickens were first domesticated in Indian and China. You might think of chickens as farm animals, but even people in cities can raise a few chickens in the backyard. Chicken coops don’t take up much room. ( http://easyscienceforkids.com/all-about-chickens/ )

I Don’t Have A Drinking Problem, I Drink, I Get Drunk, I Pass Out, No Problem!

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American Flamingo 

Why did the baseball player bring a rope to the game?

He wanted to tie the score

Interesting Fact: American flamingos are saltwater birds that ingest food with a high salt content and mostly drink salt water (with an osmolarity of usually 1000), hyperosmotic to the bodies cells . Also, though not commonly, they can drink fresh water at near-boiling temperatures from geysers. From their high-salt diet, they would lose more water and have a greater salt uptake. One way in which they osmoregulate is through the use of a salt gland, which is found in their beaks.[17] This salt gland helps excrete excess salt from the body through the nasal openings in the flamingo’s beaks. When these birds consume salt, the osmolarity increases in the blood plasma through the gut. This causes water to move out of the cells, increasing extracellular fluids. Both these changes, in turn, activate the salt glands of the bird,[18] but before any activity occurs in the salt glands, the kidney has to reabsorb the ingested sodium from the small intestine. As seen in other saltwater birds, the fluid that is excreted has been seen to have an osmolarity greater than that of the salt water, but this varies with salt consumption and body size. ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_flamingo )

I Had Food Last Night And I Forgot The Rest!

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Greylag goose

Why did the nurse go to art school?

To learn how to draw blood!

Interesting Fact: Greylag geese tend to pair bond in long-term monogamous relationships.[20] Most such pairs are probably life-long partnerships, though 5 to 8% of the pairs divorce and re-mate.[20] Birds in heterosexual pairs may engage in promiscuous behavior, despite the opposition of their mates. ( https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greylag_goose# )

 

 

 

I Don’t Have Grey Hair I Have Wisdom Highlights

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Gray Kingbird

What’s the difference between in-laws and outlaws?

Outlaws are wanted.

Interesting Fact: The adult gray kingbird is an average-sized kingbird. It measures 23 cm (9.1 in) in length and weighs from 37 to 52 g (1.3 to 1.8 oz).[2] The upperparts are gray, with brownish wings and tail, and the underparts are white with a gray tinge to the chest. The head has a concealed yellow crown stripe, and a dusky mask through the eyes. The dark bill is heavier than that of the related, slightly smaller, tropical kingbird. The sexes are similar, but young birds have rufous edges on the wing coverts, rump and tail. ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gray_kingbird )

 

NO Double Dipping!

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American Flamingos

What’s the difference between a piano, tuna fish, and a tub of glue?

You can tune a piano but you can’t piano a tuna.

What about the tub of glue?

I knew you’d get stuck on that.

Interesting Fact: Like other flamingo species, American flamingos will migrate short distances to ensure that they get enough food or because their current habitat has been disturbed in some way. One habitat disturbance that has been observed to cause flamingos to leave their feeding grounds is elevated water levels.  ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_flamingo )

 

When I think about you, I touch myself.

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American Flamingo 

What do whales take to stay healthy?

Vitamin Sea

Interesting Fact: A group of flamingos has many collective nouns, including a “colony”, “flamboyance”, “flurry”, “regiment”, and “stand” of flamingos. ( http://identify.whatbird.com/obj/940/overview/American_Flamingo.aspx )

Did You Just Fart? Because You Blew Me Away!

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Palmchat

What did the inventor of the door knocker win?

The no bell prize.

Interesting Fact: They are voluble and noisy birds, with a large repertoire of gurgling and cheeping sounds constantly used in their social behavior. ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palmchat )

Be A Flamingo In A Flock Of Pigeons!

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American Flamingo

Why don’t basketball players go away for summer vacation?

They’re afraid they might get called for traveling

Interesting Fact: The American Flamingo is the most widespread species of the flamingo family. It is the state bird of Gujarat, India. ( http://identify.whatbird.com/obj/940/overview/American_Flamingo.aspx )

Keep Calm And Sing A Song!

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Gray Kingbird

What do fans do at the Summer olympic games?

Heat waves.

Interesting Fact: It is found in increasing numbers in the state of Florida, and is more often found inland though it had been previously restricted to the coast. The species was first described on the island of Hispaniola, then called Santo Domingo, thus the dominicensis name. ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gray_kingbird