In the video, one flamingo appears to be pounding another's head as its offspring feed on the blood dripping over the flamingo's head.
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- Last updated: February 21, 2020, 12:40 p.m.
The natural world is full of strange and fascinating things that often leave people amazed. Such an incident was recently caught on camera when a flamingo feeding its chicks shocked internet users.
In the video shared by Science channel On Facebook, it looks like one flamingo is pounding another's head while "its offspring feed on the blood" dripping over the flamingo's head.
However, the site has shown that reality is not as terrible as what the eye sees.
"These flamingos are trying to feed the same chick with red harvest milk," the page wrote. "Parent flamingos produce harvest milk in their digestive tracts and vomit to feed their young."
Harvest milk, which contains an extremely high amount of protein and fat, is a secretion from the lining of the thin-walled, enlarged part of the digestive tract, which is called the harvest and is vomited again in young birds.
The video, which has been viewed 4.9 million times since its release, has also been shared over 28,000 times. It has seen many people who have posted different comments about it. One user wrote: "Thanks for the nightmares", while another wrote: "I don't find that disturbing at all. I actually find it pretty nice."
"I don't know, but I would be angry with my husband for throwing milk blood at me while I'm feeding the baby. "That's not how it works, Steven!" Put it in a bottle! "Wrote a third user.