LIVE FLAMINGO WEBCAM AT MEMPHIS ZOO
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- Location: Memphis Zoo, Memphis, Tennessee, USA
- Source: www.memphiszoo.org
- Info: Live streaming flamingo webcam at Memphis Zoo in Tennessee, United States. The species shown are Chilean flamingos. Flamingos get their beautiful pink colouring from a carotenoid pigment consumed through their food.
The female flamingo lays one white egg. Incubation lasts around 30 days. The chick hatches with a grey down covering, and stays for 5 to 12 days in the nest. During this period, it is fed with “milk”, a secretion from the crop, which is regurgitated for the chick. Both male and female flamingos feed their chick this way and a begging call made by the chick stimulates the secretion of the milk. The chick fledges 65 to 70 days after hatching and becomes mature within 3 to 5 years.
Because they hatch in such inhospitable places, adult Chilean flamingos are not threatened with predation but gulls make take their eggs.