Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus
Greater Flamingo, France, April 2000 - click for larger image Camargue, France
April 2000

Greater Flamingo is much paler and smaller than American Flamingo P. ruber and is found from southern Europe to India and through Africa.

In Europe, they are found in shallow salty lagoons and salt-pans where they feed by filtering the water through their upturned bill.

Greater Flamingo, France, April 2000 - click for larger image They are usually found in large colonies and are partly migratory.

There are illustrations in HBW, Volume 1, Pages 509 to 524.

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