Chilean Flamingo

About the Chilean Flamingo

The Chilean Flamingo is a large type of flamingo found in parts of South America, where it is the most abundant and widespread of all flamingoes. It is considered to be Near Threatened with a decreasing population trend. It faces threats to its breeding habitat.

The Chilean Flamingo can be identified by its pink plumage, greyish legs, and pink "knee" joints.
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Details & Statistics

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Hatched on 18 April 2018
Scientific Name
Phoenicopterus chilensis
  • Phoenicopteriformes
  • Phoenicopteridae
  • Phoenicopterus
  • P. chilensis
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Conservation Status
Near Threatened (as of 3 August 2018)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
41 to 51 inches
61 to 88 ounces


From IUCN Red List:
The Chilean Flamingo is listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List and was last assessed in 2014 by BirdLife International. This species is listed as Near Threatened because it is suspected that it will undergo a moderately rapid population decline over the next three generations owing to egg-harvesting, hunting, disturbance and the degradation of its habitat.

International Names

Brazilian Flamingo-chileno
Chinese 智利红鹳
Czech plameňák chilský
Danish Chileflamingo
Dutch Chileense Flamingo
Finnish chilenflamingo
French Flamant du Chili
German Chileflamingo
Italian Fenicottero del Cile
Japanese チリーフラミンゴ [chiri-furamingo]
Norwegian Chileflamingo
Polish flaming chilijski
Portuguese Flamingo-chileno
Russian Чилийский фламинго
Spanish Flamenco Chileno
Swedish chileflamingo
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