James's flamingo at Laguna Colorado Bolivia
James's flamingo at Laguna Colorado Bolivia

James’s Flamingos – Pic du Jour

Here are a few shots of the somewhat rare James’s Flamingos (Phoenicoparrus jamesi), enjoying themselves at the Laguna Colorada in the Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve in southwest Bolivia.

Also known as the Puna Flamingo, they can be found in high altitude Andean plateaus in Peru, Chile, Bolivia and Argentina, but they dominate the large Laguna Colorada (Red Lagoon) where they feed on the red algae which gives the lagoon its color and name.

More from the three-day Salar de Uyuni trip forthcoming, I promise, but they’ll be a bit. 🙂 I just began a two week intensive Spanish language class, six hours a day for the next two weeks, which is eating up the majority of my time. I haven’t been in a classroom setting in 23 years, so it’s taking me a bit longer to adjust than anticipated.

James's Flamingos at the Laguna Colorada at the Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve in southwest Bolivia

 

 

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