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At Chaxa Lagoon in Chile’s Atacama Desert, flamingos thrive on a diet of brine shrimp, diatoms and other microscopic foods. Two of the most common species here are the Chilean flamingo and the Andean Flamingo. However, they have adapted to eat in different ways. Chilean flamingos do a circular dance, sometimes called a feeding ring, churning up sediment and filtering food in suspension. Andean Flamingos on the other hand, simply graze gracefully as they walk

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