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Chilean Flamingo

Chilean Flamingo
The Chilean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus chilensis) is a large species (110-130 cm) closely related to Caribbean Flamingo and Greater Flamingo, with which it was sometimes considered conspecific. This article follows the treatment in Ibis (2002) 144 707-710.

It breeds in temperate South America from Ecuador and Peru to Chile and Argentina and east to Brazil; it has been introduced into Germany and the Netherlands (colony on the border, Zwilbrockervenn) . Like all flamingos 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 greyish legs with pink "knees", and also by the larger amount of black on the bill (more than half).

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╰☆☆June☆☆╮
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
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English Pointers
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Thanks for sharing this extraordinary picture!
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Puzzler4879
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A handsome bird and a beautiful capture, June!
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Puzzler4879
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Still terrific, and great to see again!
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Thanks for sharing your wonderful photo! Seen in How Rare!
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Jeff Farley
Jeff Farley
A superb image June and many thanks for posting to Fur, Fin and Feather.
Have a great weekend.
7 months ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Fabulous shot!

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