Tag Archives: Laguna Hedionda

Laguna Hedionda

This lagoon was by far the most abundant with flamingos. Altitude: 4126 metres.

James’s Flamingo (Phoenicoparrus jamesi)

It appears as if it’s floating or even swimming! Beauty to me, but bare necessity to the flamingo! Altitude: 4119 metres. It sounds like this:

Andean Gull (Chroicocephalus serranus)

The only Andean gull I saw nesting, and this one has done what many have done before – steal the nest from a Flamingo. Apparently the flamingos will abort their incubation or nest building with very little disturbance. I doubt the gull managed to build this structure, or mend one from last year, but then […]

James’s Flamingo (Phoenicoparrus jamesi)

Even at these muddy sections of the lagoon, the flamingos find food that seemingly outweighs the energy spent ovecoming the suction of the mud. A few flaps of the wings and they easily move forward. Any human would have struggled very hard, but the beautiful flamingos are much more hardy than you could possibly imagine! […]