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Chilean Flamingo

Phoenicopterus chilensis

Description:

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). Young chicks may have no sign of pink coloring whatsoever, but instead remain grey

Habitat:

San Francisco Zoo

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DonnaPomeroy
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DonnaPomeroy

San Francisco, California, USA

Spotted on Feb 11, 2012
Submitted on Feb 18, 2012

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