[Phoenicopterus chilensis]
  Habitat: Shallow marsh and
  brackish coastal lagoons
  Size: 31-41" 
  Weight: 4-9 lbs
  Wingspan: 4-5'  Average
  Lifespan: 20-30 years
  Incubation Period: 26-31 days
  Number of Young: 1
  Conservation Status: Near Threatened

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- Their pink plumage comes from the carotenoid pigments they consume as part of their diet.
- Both male and female adults, provide their young with a type of milk called crop milk.
- In order to fly, flamingos need to run a few paces to gather speed.
- Standing on one leg is the flamingo's most comfortable resting position.
- All flamingos feed with their bills upside-down.

 

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