Nikhil Devasar

 

Greater Flamingo © Nik

Greater Flamingo
(Phoenicopterus ruber)

 

 

Image details
Nikon D70, Nikkor 600mm
Location: Yamuna River, Okhla, New Delhi
Date: 31 May  2006

Shoot details
n/a

Species details
The larger of the two flamingo species that are found in India, the Greater is a wanderer erratically appearing and disappearing from mudflats and saltpans over much of western India. However, the dirty stagnant waters of the Yamuna at New Delhi are a favoured habitat, and the species can be seen here not only in winter but at other times as well.  This 110cm species breeds in Kutch on deserted saline flats.  Sexes are similar.

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