- Phoenicopterus chilensis
110-130cm (43¼-51¼ in)
- Pale pink plumage
- Darker pink in wings
- Black wings primaries and secondaries
- Grey legs with pink "knees"
- Grey bill with black tip which extends beyond the bend
Immature: grey with brown and pink
Shallow salt marshes and brackish coastal lagoons.
A single chalky white egg is laid on a mud mound and incubated by both parents for 30 days.
The diet includes small crustacean, aquatic invertebrates, seeds and algae.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved June 2017)
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Chilean Flamingo. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 18 September 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Chilean_Flamingo