Flamingos at the Paignton Zoo

FLAMINGO WEBCAM AT PAIGNTON ZOO

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  • Location: Paignton Zoo, Totnes Road, Paignton, Devon
  • Source: https://www.paigntonzoo.org/
  • Info: Live streaming webcam showing Chilean flamingos at the Paignton Zoo in Devon, England.

    The Chilean flamingo lives on the coasts, salt marshes and lagoons over most of South America, from Peru and Uruguay all the way to Tierra del Fuego. It differs from the American and common flamingos in that it has grey legs with pink joints and feet. It is the most abundant species in South America. In their natural habitat, the flamingos diet consists of algae, crustaceans, and brine shrimp. The invertebrates in its food are rich in pigments called carotenoids, which give the flamingo its characteristic orangey pink colour.