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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Must be exciting to hear the bird calls.
Flamingos are one of my favourite birds. I'm sorry to hear they are a threatened species where you live. I read somewhere the other day that the flamingos are no longer in large numbers at Lake Nakuru. I believe they may have moved on to Lake Baringo. Have you heard any such thing?ReplyDelete
A really beautiful bird to see JoReplyDelete
Gorgeous birds. They grow quite old too. We had one at the zoo that was 98 years old.ReplyDelete
Hello Jo, the flamingos are cool wild birds. I usually only see them in the zoos. Great post and photos.ReplyDelete
Have a happy Wednesday!
honk honk and a happy Wednesday to you tooReplyDelete
Very interesting post, great photos, too :)ReplyDelete
Love the reflections.ReplyDelete
They are such elegant and colourful birds.ReplyDelete