An Introduction to the Birds of Tropical America

    Flamingos  

Four species of flamingo are found in the Americas, and two other species in Africa. Of those four, two are specialists of the high altitude Andean salt flats, and two have a wider distribution.


American Flamingo
American Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber)
Los Flamencos Wildlife Sanctuary, Camarones, La Guajira, Colombia
The late afternoon sun really brought out the colors.

American Flamingos
American Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber)
Los Flamencos Wildlife Sanctuary, Camarones, La Guajira, Colombia
Part of a group of over 100.

Chilean Flamingo
Chilean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus chilensis)
Atacama, Chile

Andean Flamingo
Andean Flamingo (Phoenicoparrus andinus)
Laguna Chaxa, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
In the high altitude salt pools in the Chilean Atacama desert.


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