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Comb-like structures in the bill enable the flamingos to filter food from the bottom of the water or from the mudflats, using their legs to disturb the sediment from the bed of the water. In this species of flamingos, males and females look alike and both incubate the egg. The chicks are fed a red-coloured nutritious milk-like substance that gets its colour from a blood ratio of 1 %.

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ClassificationOrder: flamingos; family: flamingos
DietAquatic insects, small crustaceans and molluscs
HabitatAlkaline or saline lakes, shallow water bodies, lagoons; in the Andes up to elevations of 4,000 m
Reproduction1 egg; incubation: 28–32 days; sexually mature at 4–6 years

Status according to Red List

More information you will get on the web page of the IUCN Red List.

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