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American Flamingo

Phoenicopterus ruber


By stomping the ground, this filter-feeding American Flamingo is trying to suspend food into the water column (see video). A nearby Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus cachinnans) is hoping to get some free food. This spotting was on Isabela Island, Galápagos.

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JasmineJ 8 years ago

Thank you for correcting me on the duck!

Beautiful spotting and great video, Jasmine! The bird benefitting from the flamingo's activity is not a duck, but a Gallinule or Moorhen, Gallinula chloropus, as far as I can make out.

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Parroquia Tomas de Berlanga (Santo Tomas), Provincia de Galápagos, Ecuador

Spotted on Nov 28, 2012
Submitted on Aug 25, 2013

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