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Dimensions3504 x 2336
Original file size5.17 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceUncalibrated
Date taken6-Apr-08 20:59
Date modified16-Apr-08 20:48
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Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS-1D Mark II N
Focal length400 mm
Exposure1/1000 at f/5.6
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 100
Metering modePattern
Chilean Flamingo (captive)

Chilean Flamingo (captive)

The Chilean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus chilensis) is a large species (110-130 cm) closely related to Caribbean Flamingo and Greater Flamingo, with which it was sometimes considered conspecific.

It breeds in temperate South America from Ecuador and Peru to Chile and Argentina and east to Brazil; it has been introduced into Germany and the Netherlands (colony on the border, Zwilbrockervenn) . Like all flamingos it lays a single chalky white egg on a mud mound. The plumage is pinker than the slightly larger Greater Flamingo, but less so than 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 than half).