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James's flamingo

Phoenicoparrus jamesi


Spotted in Salar de Atacama, Chile. James's flamingo is also known as the puna flamingo. Named for Harry Berkeley James, it populates the high altitudes of Andean plateaus of Peru, Chile, Bolivia and Argentina. It is closely related to the Andean flamingo, and the two make up the genus Phoenicoparrus. The Chilean flamingo, Andean flamingo and James's flamingo are all sympatric, and all live as a colony (including shared nesting areas). The James's flamingo was thought to have been extinct until a remote population was discovered in 1956.

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II Región de Antofagasta, Chile

Spotted on Oct 30, 2014
Submitted on Dec 13, 2014

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