Saturday, 12 July 2014

Nesting Time for the Chilean Flamingos

Chilean still sitting on egg late Sept 10 (cropped) (2)It is a busy time of year over at the Chilean Flamingo enclosure as the adults have started to build their nests!

Originating from South America, these birds build their nests by piling mud into large mounds about 15 inches in diameter and 1 ½ -2 feet tall. 

The female then makes an indentation on the top where she lays her egg.  

Incubation lasts around 27-31 days and both the mother and father will sit on the egg.

This week we were sent in some beautiful images of our Flamingos taken by local island wildlife photographer Stuart Shore:


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