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Greater Flamingos are the most widespread of the six species of the Flamingo family (Phoenicopteridae)
Greater Flamingos are found in a variety of saltwater habitats including salt or alkaline lakes, estuaries, shallow coastal lagoons and mudflats. The Greater Flamingo rarely inhabits areas of freshwater other than using freshwater inlets for bathing and drinking. Greater Flamingos that live outside the tropics often migrate to warmer climates for the winter months. Ref:Wiki
Tirunelveli is the southern district of Tamilnadu in India.This place has five types of lands as mentioned in Tamil literature (mountains,forest,coastal region,dry place and farming lands), The average temperature of the place is around 30 Deg-C.It attracts many kind of birds and animals,during the winter season this place will be the hub for many waders. even though this is my native place,its the first time i got a chance to see flamingos. I spotted it at a fresh water lagoon, numbers around 40.
Spotted on Nov 12, 2018
Submitted on Nov 13, 2018
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