|Range|| South America
The Chilean Flamingo is from a genus of flamingo.
The plumage is pinker than the slightly larger Greater Flamingo, but less so than the 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 then half). Young chicks may have no sign of pink coloring whatsoever, but instead remain grey.
Chilean Flamingos live in warm tropical lagoons. They also inhabit muddy, shallow lakes that can be either alkaline or brackish.
The Chilean Flamingos 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.
Up to 50 years in the wild. Up to 40 in captivity.