The James’s flamingo is a species of flamingo that inhabits the high altitudes of Andean plateaus. It is found in Chile, Bolivia and Argentina. The bird has a size of the lesser flamingo and closely related to the Andean flamingo. The bird has a beautiful appearance, the most of the body is pale pink with darker pink head and bright carmine feathers around the neck and on back.
The wing feathers are black. The new born chicks are brown and they don’t gain the colours until they are 2-3 months old. James’s flamingos can be found both in large groups and in pairs. Their diet consists of diatoms and other microscopic algae.