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by Dick Fortune

A wading bird, the flamingo feeds by straining water through special filtering plates (lamallae) along the inside of its bill, thus trapping its food (similar to a balleen whale, which filters its food/water intake). Shot at Miami-Dade Metro Zoo, Miami, Florida.

Uploaded on 3/21/2005 2:45:38 PM

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