Chilean Flamingo Phoenicopterus chilensis

Escaped Chilean Flamingoes appear in the UK and Eiurope on a regular basis but a feral population apparently exists on the Continent. It is quite possible that some UK records, such as the two birds shown below, emanate from this feral population.

Chilean Flamingo, Cley, 19-Jun-10 Chilean Flamingo, Cley, 19-Jun-10
Chilean Flamingo, Cley, 19-Jun-10 Chilean Flamingo, Cley, 19-Jun-10
Chilean Flamingo, Cley, 19-Jun-10 Chilean Flamingo, Cley, 19-Jun-10
Chilean Flamingo, Cley, 19-Jun-10 Chilean Flamingo, Cley, 19-Jun-10
Chilean Flamingo, Cley, 19-Jun-10 Chilean Flamingo, Cley, 19-Jun-10
Chilean Flamingo, Cley, 19-Jun-10 Chilean Flamingo, Cley, 19-Jun-10
Chilean Flamingo, Cley, 19-Jun-10 Chilean Flamingo, Cley, 19-Jun-10
Chilean Flamingo, Cley, 19-Jun-10 Chilean Flamingo, Cley, 19-Jun-10

Chilean Flamingoes, Cley (Norfolk, UK), 19th June 2010

 

This flock is in captivity:

Chilean Flamingo, Martin Mere, 26-Dec-14
Chilean Flamingo, Martin Mere, 26-Dec-14  

Chilean Flamingoes, Martin Mere (Lancashire, UK), 26th December 2014