Chilean Flamingo

Phoenicopterus Chilensis

The Chilean flamingo is a large species of flamingo at 43 – 51 in closely related to American flamingo and greater flamingo, with which it was sometimes considered conspecific.

It breeds in South America from Ecuador and Peru to Chile and Argentina and east to Brazil; it has been introduced into Germany and the Netherlands. Like all flamingos it lays a single chalky white egg on a mud mound.


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