French: Flamant du Chili German: Chileflamingo Spanish: Flamenco chileno
WC Ecuador S through Andes to Tierra del Fuego, extending E to S Brazil and Uruguay.
105 cm; 1720–2500 g. Yellowish-grey legs with contrasting red knees and feet. Black of bill tip extends beyond bend; rest of bill very pale. Immature grey with brown... read more
Commonest call is a rather subdued goose-like nasal tri-syllabic “ka-ha-hann” or “ro-ro-roh”. Also... read more
Coastal mudflats, estuaries, lagoons and salt lakes from sea level up to 4500 m. On lakes with fish... read more
Food and feeding
Generalist. Takes aquatic invertebrates, including: crustaceans, e.g. brine shrimps (Artemia), copepods (Boeckella),... read more
Laying from Nov in S Argentina, Dec in Cordoba (C Argentina), Jan–Mar in altiplano, and Oct in extreme N of range at L Jun... read more
Birds breeding in high Andes winter along the Pacific coast or move to lower latitudes within... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. CITES II. The most numerous and widespread flamingo in South America, where a coordinated census in 2010 found... read more
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