A colony of greater flamingo arrived on our big dam at Camp Discovery during the 1st wave of Covid-19 pandemic and are now residential to the dam. 20+ Birds are currently present.
What is the Greater Flamingo?
Common name: Greater Flamingo
Scientific name: Phoenicopterus roseus
Group name: Colony
Size: 110 to 150 cm tall
Wingspan: 120 to 150 cm
Weight: 2 to 4 kg
The Greater Flamingo is one of the largest and widespread species of flamingos you can find in the world. This large bird is present in parts of India, the Middle East, southern Europe, and is most widespread in Africa.
Greater Flamingo largest pink birds!
The Greater Flamingo is famous for its lovely pink color. In fact, this animal is likely to be the only towering, pink bird that exists on the planet.
An adult Greater Flamingo has soft pink to whitish-pink plumage in general, though there are moments when it becomes very white in color, normally influenced by their diet. Its underwings are coral red, while its flight feathers are colored black. Its head shares the same color with its body plumage, with a well-adapted bent bill with black tips. The Greater Flamingo’s bill is curved downwards, which allows them to hunt for fish, plankton, and the like.
Not to be missed!
All our game drives go past the large dam and will guarantee a sighting of these magnificent birds among many other species residential on the dam.
Make sure to be on the lookout for them on your game drive.