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Lesser Flames
Lesser Flames

The Lesser Flamingo is a species in the flamingo family of birds that resides in Africa and in southern Asia. The Lesser Flamingo is the smallest and most numerous flamingo who generally weigh 2.0 kg, are 3 ft long, stand 3 ft 3 in tall, and have a wingspan of 3 ft 3 in.

Most of the plumage is pinkish white. The clearest difference between this species and Greater Flamingo, the only other Old World species, is the much more extensive black on the bill. Size is less helpful unless the species are together, since the sexes of each species also differ in height. This species feeds primarily on algae which grow only in very alkaline lakes. Although blue-green in colour, the algae contain the photosynthetic pigments that give the birds their pink colour. Their deep bill is specialized for filtering tiny food items. The lesser flamingo also feeds on shrimp.

Lesser Flamingos are prey to a variety of species, including Marabou Storks, Baboons, African Fish Eagles and Wildcats and of course humans (unfortunately).

Litte Rann of Kutch is the best place to shoot these beauties as they come in great numbers at Bijrani range and in Nabatalab at LRK.

Disclaimer: This photograph is taken in the natural habitat. Incase if anybody needs the copy of this picture, please contact me. © All Rights Reserved by Yogesh Rane (www.junglebook.co.in / www.yogeshrane.com)

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