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Hundreds of Flamingo Chicks Tagged By Volunteers in Spain

Flamingo chicks at the Fuente de Piedra Lagoon were tagged and checked to record the evolution of the species.

. A flamingo chick walks in Spain's Fuente de Piedra Lagoon during a tagging and control operation of flamingo chicks on July 19, 2014, to monitor the evolution of the species. The lake, which is the most important breeding ground for flamingos in the Iberian Peninsula, is also a nature reserve and a haven for over 170 different species of birds. Jorge Guerrero / AFP - Getty Images

. A volunteer prepares to gather flamingo chicks. Hundreds of flamingo chicks were tagged and checked to record the evolution of the species. Pablo Blazquez Dominguez / Getty Images

. A flamingo stands with flamingo chicks in a corral before being tagged at dawn. Around 600 flamingos were tagged and measured before being placed in the lagoon. The colony of flamingoes is one of the largest in Europe. Jon Nazca / Reuters

. A volunteer checks a flamingo chick. Pablo Blazquez Dominguez / Getty Images

. Flamingo chicks walk in an enclosure before they are tagged. Pablo Blazquez Dominguez / Getty Images

. A volunteer holds a flamingo chick during the tagging operation. Pablo Blazquez Dominguez / Getty Images