(Phoenicopterus Chilensis)
Chestnut Teal                  Chiloe Wigeon

South American Zone - Slimbridge
The Chilean Flamingo found in South American Zone, SlimbridgeMap (Slimbridge)
South America
Breeding Habitat - South America
Equador, Peru, Bolivia, South East Brazil, Argentina and Chile.
Winter Habitat or Migration Area
Migrate widely from the Andean Altiplano down to coastal regions and the tip of Argentina. .

Conservation Status

1100mm to 1300mm (43" to 51")

Appearance - Drake
The males plumage is Pink with Black flight feathers covered by Red wing coverts. They have a Pink and Black bill, Light Yellow eyes, Grey legs with Pink joints and Pink feet.

Appearance - Duck
Same as the male but slightly smaller.

Coastal Mudflats, Estuaries, Lagoons, and Salt Lakes.

Filters Algae and Plankton from the water and mud, Plant Seeds and small Fish.

Breeding Time
April to May.

The Chilean Flamingo lays a single egg on a mud mound.

Quantity: 1
Colour: Chalky White.

Slimbridge Wildfowl C - F
Canada Goose (Branta Canadensis)
Canvasback (Aythya Valisineria)
Cape Barren Goose (Cereopsis Novaehollandiae)
Cape Teal (Anas Capensis)
Chestnut Teal (Anas Castanea)
Chilean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus Chilensis)
Chiloe Wigeon (Anas Sibilatrix)
Chinese Spot-Billed Duck (Anas zonorhyncha)
Comb Duck (Sarkidiornis Melanotos)
Common Merganser (Mergus Merganser)
Coot (Fulica Atra)
Coscoroba Swan (Coscoroba Coscoroba)
Crested Screamer (Chauna Torquata)
Demoiselle Crane (Anthropoides Virgo)
Eider (Somateria Mollissima)
Emperor Goose (Anser or Chen Canagicus)
Eurasian Crane (Grus Grus)
Eurasian Wigeon (Anas Penelope)
Falcated Duck (Anas Falcata)
Ferruginous Duck (Aythya Nyroca)
Freckled Duck (Stictonetta Naevosa)
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Chestnut Teal                  Chiloe Wigeon
Chilean Flamingo
©lNigel Key Chilean Flamingo (Slimbridge June 2010)

The Chilean Flamingo is closely related to the American Flamingo and the Greater Flamingo.

Generally the Chilean Flamingo lives in colonies and often mixes with the Andean Flamingo and James's Flamingos.

The Flamingos distinctive Pink colour is a product of their diet which contains carotenoids found mainly in brine shrimp and Blue Green algae.
   Hear the Chilean Flamingo's Call:-

Photographs ©Nigel Key, Click thumbnail to enlarge.
Chilean Flamingo (Slimbridge November 2013) Chilean Flamingo (Slimbridge July 2013) Chilean Flamingo (Slimbridge April 2013)
Chilean Flamingo (Slimbridge September 2013) Chilean Flamingo (Slimbridge September 2013) Chilean Flamingo (Slimbridge September 2013)
Chilean Flamingo (Slimbridge June 2010) Chilean Flamingo (Slimbridge October 2011) Chilean Flamingo (Slimbridge September 2013)

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Greater Flamingo -
James's Flamingo -
Lesser Flamingo -
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