Los Flemincos National Reserve

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Los Flemincos National Reserve

Unread postby sury » Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:37 am

Few shots from the Flamingo Reserve. The Andean Flamingos have a black tail/behind.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Flamencos_National_Reserve

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Re: Los Flemincos National Reserve

Unread postby ValeryD » Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:29 am

I have already seen these pictures on a flicker, I should note - excellent, a fascinating bird. Sury - you are lucky that you filmed these birds in the wild. :)
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Re: Los Flemincos National Reserve

Unread postby aster » Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:36 pm

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Hi, Sury;

All three are lovely, my favourite being 3rd where one flamingo is either preparing to take off or land… :)

Thanks for sharing,

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Re: Los Flemincos National Reserve

Unread postby sury » Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:42 am

Thank you Valery and Yildiz.

They are in flight about to land.

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Just landed

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Their beaks are constantly in the water filtering food (insects, larvae etc). Their food is rich in beta carotene hence the pink/red color.

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Re: Los Flemincos National Reserve

Unread postby ValeryD » Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:55 am

nice!
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Re: Los Flemincos National Reserve

Unread postby aster » Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:39 am

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They are beautiful, Sury, and you captured them nicely. :)
They are not as pink as the ones that live in Africa or some other places probably due to distinctive what they feed on here, around these habitats. Not much red algae or invertebrates, apparently. They are a beautiful contrast, tough. :)

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