Before the mother flamingo lays her eggs, she must mate with a male flamingo. Here the father bends over his mate. . . ."" Thus, mechanically, Zoll begins her voice-over accompaniment to Noack's photo-sequence showing how A Flamingo Is Born. (Born?) And thus the egg-laying and hatching, the chick's feeding, ""exploring,"" and early wing-flapping, are dutifully described. Noack's black-and-white closeups have the flamingo's long snaky neck and incredible spindly legs going for them, but despite some graceful curves the compositions are unimaginative. It seems a pity too that the flamingo's distinctive pink allure is visible only on the cover; more limiting, though, is the lack of style or color in the text.