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Chilean Flamingo

The Chilean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus chilensis) is a large species (110-130 cm) that is closely related to Caribbean Flamingo and the Greater Flamingo.

It occurs in temperate South America and, like all other flamingo species it lays a single chalky white egg on a mud mound.

The plumage is pinker than the slightly larger Greater Flamingo, but less so than Caribbean Flamingo. It can be differentiated from these species by its grayish legs with pink “knees”, and also by the larger amount of black on the bill (more than half).

Chilean Flamingo


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