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Chilean Flamingo

A Prezi of the Chilean Flamingo. By: Mason and Nicola

Nick Primomo

on 23 October 2012

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Characteristics The Chilean Flamingos stands between 1.1-1.3 meters. They have a wingspan of around 1.2-1.5 meters. They are a bright pink in colour but there Hote (young) can be a greyish whitish colour. The Chilean Flamingo is native to some areas is South America like Chile, and Argentina where they live in tropical climates. Both along the coast and at high altitudes. Habitat ENEMIES The Chilean Flamingo Vulture South America The Chilean Flamingo enemies are Marabou Stork, Tawny Eagle, Lappet-Faced Frog, also White-Headed Vultures, Pythons, and Feral Pigs. Some humans also hunt them. Brine Shrimp The Chilean Flamingo eat Brine Flies, Mollusk, and Brine Shrimp. These foods give them there famous pink colour. Life Span 25-60 years Diet Scientific Name: Phoenicopterus Chilensis Life Cycle
The parents build a nest putting dirt and mud to make a mound where a egg can be laid the parents take incubation care for flamingo it takes 30 days once the baby is born they weigh 3 ounces. They barley can stand the parents stay at the nest for the first few days to protect the chick from danger then the flamingo will finally become a adult. Interesting Facts
-They live for 50 years in the wild but in the zoo they live for 40 years.

-All Flamingos feed with their bills upside-down. They tip their head into the water and filter feed, using special
hair like adaptations.

-Like other flamingos in South America, these birds are able to endure cold temperatures. Video of Chilean Flamingos.
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