Chilean Flamingo

Ph: Roberto Güller



This is a particularly charismatic bird, due to its size (approximately 1 m), pink colour and large, curved bill. Juveniles are greyish-white. A year-round resident, the species is Near Threatened (NT) at the global level. It is found in coastal lagoons and estuaries, where it feeds on small crustaceans and other invertebrates, as well as aquatic vegetation.