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Galapagos Wildlife, Flamingos

The flamingos are another characteristic of Galapagos birds are characterized by their long legs and unique walk. The estimated population of these birds is around 600, and are found in beach Espumilla (Santiago), Villamil (Isabela), Punta Cormorant (Floreana) and Rabida.

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  • Scientific name:Phoenicopterus ruber
  • Class:Aves
  • Family:Phoenicopteridae
  • Size:80 a 145 cm
  • Weight:2.8 kg

 

 

Flamingos de Galápagos

Flamingos in the Galapagos Islands are considered endangered mainly due to the current El Niño occurred in 1983.

Flamingos in The Galapagos Islands are considered endangered mainly due to the current El Niño occurred in 1983. They are large birds with a long neck, long wings, short tail and long legs. They have short fingers, webbed provided. Its size is about 120-140 cm tall and weighing approximately 2.8 kg (males) and 2.2 kg (females).

Its size is about 120-140 cm tall and weighing approximately 2.8 kg (males) and 2.2 kg (females). S filter-feeding shellfish and algae. Oddly shaped beaks adapted to separate the mud from the food they consume, and are uniquely used upside down. The filtering of food aid filamentous structures called lamellae, small plates that are in the jaws, and a rough tongue and large.

The filtering of food aid filamentous structures called lamellae, small plates that are in the jaws, and a rough tongue and large. The Young flamingos hatch with white plumage, but the feathers of an adult are pink to red light due to carotenoids obtained from their food supply. They reach sexual maturity in about five years, and have a lifespan of about 15 years.

They live in colonies throughout their lives. The wedding party colonies and incubating are very noisy.

The wedding party colonies and incubating are very noisy. The colonies of pink flamingos inhabit the Galapagos saltwater lagoons in the islands, Santiago, Isabela, Floreana and Rabida, where they often are seen.

Galapagos Wildlife, Flamingos of Galapagos

Galapagos Wildlife

 

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