Flamingo Setting

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Flamingo Setting
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A flamingo's nest is made of mud, stones, straw, feathers and may be as high as 12 inches. Both the male and female take turns incubating the egg by sitting on top of the nest mound. Flamingos most often lay one large egg. A parent bird carefully lifts and turns the egg with its bill. Eggs that fall from the nesting mound are not retrieved. The chick calls frequently as it breaks out of the shell. The chick breaks through the shell using a growth on its bill called an "egg tooth". The egg tooth is not a true tooth and falls off soon after the chick hatches. Flamingo parents appear anxious while their chick is hatching. They stand, look at the egg, and vocalize. The adult stands, looks down, and gently preens and nibbles at the emerging chick.

Exif: F Number: 6.3, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/2000 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 2000, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 332.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 6D

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