Phoenicoparrus andinus, Guia de Fauna. RutaChile
Nombre Cientifico: andinus
Local names: Parina, Andean parinagua, Andean flamenco, Paruela, Tococo, Jututu, Chururu
Length: 110 - 120 cms.
All white plumage with very soft pink tint; Pink more intense on the front of the neck and upper chest. Wing covers with red spots. Primary and secondary black, also notorious with the wing collected. Yellow beak in the basal half and black rest. Paws soft yellow.
Worldwide, there are 6 species of flamingos; 3 present in Chile, similar to each other, can be differentiated mainly by the color of their beaks and legs.
Distribution and habitat:
It is typical of the central region of the Andes, encompassing a territory that goes from southern Peru, to the central regions of Chile and Argentina, including western Bolivia. Its habitat includes from regions located at sea level to high Andean lagoons and salt flats.
Countries where lives Parina grande