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2007-07-19 03:15:00

By John Lichfield The Camargue, the great triangle of wetlands in the mouth of the river Rhne, is the last great wilderness of the north-west Mediterranean coast. It is a timeless place of pink flamingos pecking in shallow lagoons; of black bulls grazing on the salt marshes; of white horses splashing through the surf. The eastern corner of the Camargue is also a place of vast, ugly, man-made alps of salt, mined from the sea. The salt is used to make chemicals or melt icy, winter roads. A...


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2006-02-20 14:16:20

The Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) is a large species of flamingo closely related to the Greater Flamingo and the Chilean Flamingo. It breeds in the Galapagos Islands, coastal Colombia and Venezuela as well as nearby islands, the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico, and in the northern Caribbean in the Bahamas, Hispaniola, Cuba and Turks and Caicos. Most sightings in southern Florida are of escapes, although some may be genuine wanderers from Cuba. Their habitat is similar to that of...

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2006-02-20 14:10:33

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...

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2006-02-20 14:02:39

The James's Flamingo (Phoenicopterus jamesi), also known as the Puna Flamingo, is a South American flamingo which breeds on the high Andean plateaus of Peru, Chile, Bolivia and Argentina. It is related to the Chilean Flamingo and the Andean Flamingo. This small and delicate flamingo measures approximately 3 feet in height and its plumage is pale pink, with bright carmine streaks around the neck and on the back. When perched, a small amount of black can also be seen in the wings. There is...

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2006-02-20 13:48:18

The Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus) is the most prevalent species of the Flamingo family. It is found in parts of Africa, southwest Asia (including Turkey), southern Asia (coastal regions of India) and southern Europe (including Spain and the Camargue region of France). Some populations are even short distance migrants. This rather large species averages 120 to 140 cm tall and is closely related to the Caribbean Flamingo and Chilean Flamingo, with which it is sometimes considered...

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