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Lesser Flamingo

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Photo by rony_roshtov Israel March 2006The Lesser Flamingo is at the front of the picture and a Greater Flamingo at the rear
Photo by rony_roshtov
Israel March 2006
The Lesser Flamingo is at the front of the picture and a Greater Flamingo at the rear
Phoeniconaias minor

Phoenicopterus minor


[edit] Identification

Pink and white plumage

[edit] Distribution

Africa, Pakistan and northwest India. Also recorded in many European countries as vagrants such as Spain and Turkey.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

Formerly placed in genus Phoenicopterus.

[edit] Habitat

Mainly brackish lakes, lagoons, salt pans

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Breeding

A single chalky white egg is laid on mounds they build of mud.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2013. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.8., with updates to August 2013. Downloaded from
  2. Wikipedia

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