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Galapagos Flamingo

Galapagos Flamingo
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Copyright: Manyee Desandies (manyee) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-12-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Powershot SX230IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Galapagos Islands
Date Submitted: 2014-02-14 18:13
Viewed: 1860
Points: 8
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Phoenicopterus Ruber

Galapagos Flamingos or Caribbean Flamingos or American Flamimgos are gregarious, wading birds that belong to a family of large, brilliantly coloured aquatic birds whose habitats are alkaline or saline lakes. Long legs and a long, curved neck are characteristic of all flamingo species. All flamingos are found in tropical and subtropical areas. Galapagos Flamingos reside in the salt-water lagoons hidden in the lava fields behind the coast of the Galapagos Islands.

A highly social species of bird, flamingos in Galapagos are possibly an exception to the rule as they breed successfully in smaller numbers than anywhere else, possibly an adaptation to their overall smaller population and restricted distribution.

The American flamingo in Galapagos is considered to be the most brightly colored flamingo in the world. Their diet is primarily brine shrimp, Artemia,which in the lagoons of Galapagos pick up their carotenoids by feeding on unicellular algae and protozoa.

Amazing Flamingo Facts:

Flamingos can only eat with their head upside down. Their beaks have lamellae (thin, flat membranes) which are used to filter the mud.

Flamingos may rest either sitting down with their legs tucked beneath them or standing on one leg.

Flamingos are the bird with the longest neck and the longest legs compared with body size.


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Hello Mr.Manyee,
Beautiful species.Eye-catching colour.Well presentation in its natural habitat.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

Hi Manyee,
Beautiful colour of this flamingo .

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2014-02-15 13:48]

Olá Manyee bela foto com cores muito definidas e nitidez excelente meus parabéns por esta bela imagem.

Hi Manyee, Beautiful Flamingo with great light and natural colours.
Nice sharpness though. Best regards

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