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Flamingo Greater
Flamingo Greater
Its native lagoons and salt lakes of Eurasia and Africa.
Type: Chordates
Class: Birds
Order: Flamingos
Family: Flamingos
Genus: Flamingo
Species: Pink Flamingo
General Settings
  • It is distributed in Southern Europe, the Middle East, Central and South Asia, and many regions of Africa.
  • Height-120-145 cm. The wingspan is 150-165 cm.
  • Weight – up to 4 kg.
  • It feeds on a variety of small invertebrates, mainly crustaceans.
  • Life expectancy-up to 50 years.

Flamingos are pink (common) is the largest member of the squad Flamingoboy.


Social behavior


It is characterized by a high need for a society of its own kind. He feels bad when he's alone. It breeds in large colonies, ranging from several hundred individuals to hundreds of thousands.


Reproduction


In a clutch of 1-2, less often 3 eggs. Incubation lasts 28 days. The first week of life, the chicks remain in the nest. First, the parents feed them a red liquid secreted by special glands of the esophagus. It contains proteins, fats, carotenoids, and even red blood cells. Over time, the chicks begin to feed and semi-digested crustaceans and shellfish, until they are 5-6 weeks old.


Species and people


The species suffers from poaching and habitat destruction (reclamation). It is also extremely sensitive to human disturbance, especially during the nesting season. Therefore, the common flamingo and the other five species of this order are protected by international law.


Interesting Facts


The flamingo's voice is loud and rough, like the cackling of geese.

Flamingos drink brackish and fresh water in the rain, licking the water drops running down the plumage. In dry weather, they make regular flights to the river deltas to get drunk and swim in fresh water.

Current status in wildlife
  • Not
    evaluated
    NE
  • Data
    deficient
    DD
  • Data
    deficient
    lc
  • near
    threatened
    NT
  • vulnerable
    vu
  • endangered
    en
  • critically
    endangered
    cr
  • extinct
    in the wild
    ew
  • Extinct
    ex