Greater Flamingo

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Greater Flamingo

Exotic waterfowl can be found around the pond beneath “Góralka” cottage. Greater flamingos live in estuaries, salty lagoons and muddy beaches of Africa, south Europe and south-western Asia. Flamingos breed in huge colonies which can reach size of 20000 pairs. Their nests are built close together. Male and female take turns incubating their eggs. After a few days of life fledglings gather in a crèche. Parents recognize their offspring’s voice.

Did you know that…
flamingos unique beak filters water and mud to find food – insects, small crustaceans, algae and unicellular organisms. The red color of flamingos’ feathers comes from carotenoids found in their diet.

  • nazwa łacińska: Phoenicopterus ruber roseus
  • nazwa angielska: Greater Flamingo
  • IUCN Red List – LC – Least Concern
  • CITES Appendix II

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