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

Greater Flamingo is much paler and smaller than American Flamingo P. ruber and is found from southern Europe to India and through Africa. See the distribution map at xeno-canto.

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, Brazo del Este, Andalucia, Spain, May 2022 - click for larger image They are usually found in large colonies and are partly migratory.

Greater Flamingo, Marisma de Adventus, Andalucia, Spain, May 2022 - click for larger image

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