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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

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