Chilean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus chilensis). Laguna Amarga, outside Torres del Paine National Park. Southern Patagonia, Chile. © Hal Brindley .com

Daily Creature 14: Chilean Flamingo

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Chilean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus chilensis). Laguna Amarga, outside Torres del Paine National Park. Southern Patagonia, Chile. © Hal Brindley .com

Chilean Flamingo

(Phoenicopterus chilensis)

Within a week of hatching, Chilean Flamingo chicks move into a “crèche” (a huge group of baby birds from a nesting colony) with up to 30,000 young! The parents continue to feed them and somehow manage to find their own baby by recognizing its individual call! Photographed in Laguna Amarga, outside Torres del Paine National Park. Southern Patagonia, Chile.

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