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Photo: LOceanografic Chilean Flamingos Valencia

Chilean Flamingos love to wade in the waters outside the L Oceanografic at the City of Arts and Science in Valencia, Spain.

Beautiful pink Chilean Flamingos are extremely graceful birds that can be viewed at the L Oceanografic in Valencia, Spain. The outside of the L Oceanografic is very elegant with many islands and masses of rocks where the Chilean Flamingos, pelicans, ibises, turtles and other fascinating creatures spend their days.These beautiful birds usually grow to be about four to five feet tall and weigh approximately 15 pounds. In the wild the Chilean Flamingos feed on small crustacean algae and single cell organisms but in the zoo or at the L Oceanografic in Valencia, Spain they are fed a watery mixture of grain, chicken mash, dog food and vitamins. The extraordinary pink coloring comes from a pigment in the tiny animals that they consume but in captivity the Chilean Flamingos have an additive in their food that keeps their pinkish hue.The Chilean Flamingos are similar to other species except their plumage is a brighter color of pink, their long thin legs are grey with pink feet and knees and their bill has a larger area covered by black. ... continue below the picture...



LOceanografic Chilean Flamingos Valencia

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LOceanografic Chilean Flamingos Valencia
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L Oceanografic in Valencia, Spain in Europe.

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... The Chilean Flamingos are close to becoming an endangered species and many locations like the L Oceanografic in Valencia and other zoos around the world partake in a breeding program to ensure that the Chilean Flamingos are here to stay.Flamingos, Chilean, Phoenicopterus chilensis, at L'Oceanographic in the La Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciencies Complex, Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, The City of the Arts and Science, in the City of Valencia, Valencia, Spain, Europe.

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I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/6.3, exposure time of 1/400 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 130mm.

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LOceanografic Chilean Flamingos Valencia
Chilean Flamingos love to wade in the waters outside the L Oceanografic at the City of Arts and Science in Valencia, Spain.
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