The Greater Flamingo is larger and whiter than the Lesser Flamingo with a pale pinkish black-tipped bill. In flight it displays conspicuous crimson red and black wings. Non-breeding birds have white plumage. The Greater Flamingo is a a locally common resident regarded as near-threatened. It's highly nomadic and partially migratory, usually in large flocks.
It's habitat : the Greater Flamingo favors saline or brackish shallow water bodies like salt pans, large dams and coastal mudflats.
It eats aquatic invertebrates such as brine shrimp and brine fly (larvae) also algae.
It has a goose-like double honk-honk call given in flight.
It's monogamous and colonial; nest is a cone of mud.
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