Adelaide Zoo – Canon 40D 300mm
27/3/11 – 302 Views

Although the Greater Flamingo is the larger of our two flamingos, it is less dominant. Its plumage is also paler than the Chilean Flamingo.

This is the only Greater Flamingo in captivity in Australia. The last time this species was brought into Adelaide Zoo was 1933. Prior to this the Greater Flamingo was also imported in 1930, 1925 and 1919. It is unknown which shipment our living individual arrived in.

An age related visual impairment, meaning it can not see well. However it is very familiar with its exhibit so can move around the grotto with ease. Most mornings it will stand on the edge of the pond, stretch its wings and then walk around the outside of the pond to the furthest point in the enclosure. It will then stand on the grass and groom its feathers.

Like the Chilean flamingo, it does not like to be hurried and will walk slowly and sedately everywhere.

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  • ambermay
    ambermayover 4 years ago

    Lovely capture!

  • Thanks Amber

    – Kelly Robinson

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 4 years ago

    Beautiful image, well captured, Ann

  • Thanks Ann

    – Kelly Robinson

  • Lyn Evans
    Lyn Evansover 4 years ago

    Stunning image

  • Thank you Lyn

    – Kelly Robinson

  • laureen warrington
    laureen warrin...over 4 years ago

    So beautiful:)

  • Thanks

    – Kelly Robinson

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganover 4 years ago

    Gorgeous image

  • Thanks Martina

    – Kelly Robinson

  • Sue Smith
    Sue Smithover 4 years ago

    Stunning, Kelly, simply stunning.

  • Thank you Sue

    – Kelly Robinson

  • Kim McClain Gregal
    Kim McClain Gr...over 4 years ago

    Magnificent!

  • Thanks

    – Kelly Robinson

  • Hope Ledebur
    Hope Ledeburover 4 years ago

    Gorgeous! …Hope

  • Thanks Hope

    – Kelly Robinson

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 4 years ago
    gorgeous capture
  • Thanks so much Kathy

    – Kelly Robinson

  • Bridie Flanagan
    Bridie Flanaganover 4 years ago

    fnatastic Kelly. love the black and white and little bit of pink.

  • Thanks Bridie – they look so unreal

    – Kelly Robinson

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