Chilian Flamingos Wildlife Safari As Zoo Bird Animals Winston, Oregon
The plumage on the Chilean Flamingo is pinker than the slightly larger Greater Flamingo, but less so than Caribbean Flamingo. It can be differentiated from these species by its grayish legs with pink joints 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. [from Wildlife Safari website]
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2021 Chilean Flamingos, Wildlife Safari, Winston, Oregon, As Zoo Bird Animals

The Chilean flamingo's bill is equipped with comb-like structures that enable it to filter food--mainly algae and plankton--from the water of the coastal mudflats, estuaries, lagoons, and salt lakes where it lives.[from wikipedia]

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2015 Chilian Flamingos, Wildlife Safari, Winston, Oregon, As Zoo Bird Animals

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

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