Lesser Flamingo

Phoenicopterus minor

Lesser Flamingo, Phoenicopterus minor, photo © by Michael Plagens.

Lesser Flamingos keeping company with greater flamingos at Lake Bogoria, Rift Valley, Kenya. October 2010.

Great seas of pink Lesser Flamingos move between the soda lakes of the Rift Valley in East Africa. The harsh water supports no fish, but plenty of nutritious filamentous algae upon which the flamingos subsist.

Phoenocopteridae -- Flamingo Family


  • Birds of Kenya and Northern Tanzania by Zimmerman et al.
  • Birds of East Africa by Stevenson and Fanshawe
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Copyright Michael J. Plagens, page created 18 February 2011,
updated 16 Aug. 2019.