Phoenicopterus chilensis : Chilean flamingo

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The Chilean flamingo [Phoenicopterus chilensis] is a large species of flamingo at 110–130 cm [43–51 in] closely related to American flamingo and greater flamingo, with which it was sometimes considered conspecific.

It breeds in South America from Ecuador and Peru to Chile and Argentina and east to Brazil. Like all flamingoes it lays a single chalky white egg on a mud mound.

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Photos: Zoo Atlanta, Georgia, USA [20150728]

Source: Wikipedia

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