The Chilean Flamingo is closely related to the Caribbean Flamingo and Greater Flamingo, and like all flamingos it has striking pink feathers. With a flexible neck and long, thin legs, the Chilean Flamingo can reach up to 40 inches in height.
Chilean Flamingos live in large flocks in estuaries, salt lakes, lagoons and mudflats and require crowded conditions to stimulate breeding.
Baby Chilean Flamingos have grey feathers for up to two-three years, when they then gain adult colouration. Both female and male Chilean Flamingos can feed their young, as both sexes produce a milk-like nutritious substance.