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Chilean flamingo

Phoenicopterus chilensis

Description:

A large species of flamingo with a light pink plumage and a large black bill. Their bill has a comb like structure which enables it to filter food—mainly algae and plankton—from the water.

Habitat:

Spotted at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington.

Notes:

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 (colony on the border, Zwillbrocker Venn). Also, a small population occurs in Utah and California. Like all flamingos, it lays a single chalky-white egg on a mud mound. These flamingos are mainly restricted to salt lagoons and soda lakes but these areas are vulnerable to habitat loss and water pollution.(Wikipedia)

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Brian38
Spotted by
Brian38

Seattle, Washington, USA

Lat: 47.67, Long: -122.35

Spotted on Mar 24, 2019
Submitted on Jun 23, 2019

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