CHILEAN FLAMINGO

SCIENTIFIC NAME:  Phoenicopterus chilensis

HABITAT:  Coastal mudflats, estuaries, lagoons, and salt lakes of eastern South America

CONSERVATION STATUS:   Near Threatened

FUN FACT:  Often this species of flamingo inhabits very salty lakes where other species cannot survive.  Their legs have developed a tough scale-like covering to protect from the corrosiveness of the water they stand in constantly.  

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