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Continuing on looking at the species of flamingos, I thought I would give you some information about the last two that live in the Americas: the Chilean and the Caribbean Flamingos. Now these are the only flamingos I have seen live since our local zoo and Sea World have these kinds.
|Source: By Kevin Walsh from Bicester, England, UK.|
(flamingoscene.Uploaded by PDTillman.) [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
The Chilean Flamingo:
|Chilean and Caribbean Flamingos at Stone Zoo, Stoneham, Massachusetts|
They breed in temperate South America: from Ecuador and Peru to Chile and Argentina and east to Brazil. They also have been introduced in Germany and the Netherlands and have a small population in Utah and California in the United States.
|Hazel and a flamingo at Sea World|
Sources: Sea World Animal Bytes and Wikipedia
The Caribbean Flamingo:
|A Parent feeding a Young Chick at Stone Zoo|
|Source: By Martin Pettitt from Bury St Edmunds, UK|
(Caribbean flamingo) [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Sources: Wikipedia, Sea World Animal Bytes, and Flamingo Resource Centre
Here is a video from YouTube of a Caribbean flamingo chick taking its first steps.
That is what we have for this week's Flamingo Friday. Soon we will talk about the Greater and the Lesser flamingos. Enjoy!!