Chilean Flamingo Phoenicopterus chilensis

Chilean flamingos prefer to hang out in areas with few large animals, so they’re usually at the top of the food chain!

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ORIGIN:
South America

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HABITAT:
Coastal mudflats, estuaries, lagoons and salt lakes

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
5-8 lbs
Height: 3-4 ft

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DIET:
Algae, crustaceans and small fish

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PREDATORS:

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NATURAL DEFENSES:

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REPRODUCTION:
4-week incubation

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THREATS:
Habitat loss and human hunting

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
50 yrs in wild

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