After a six-year absence, the lesser flamingos have finally found their way back to Pulicat Lake.
- Lesser Flamingo is the smallest of all flamingos but has the largest population.
- It possesses the “hallux” or hind toe that some other flamingos do not have.
- Males are a little taller than females.
- It inhabits coastal and inland wetlands.
- Africa, Asia continents and in that especially Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, North Africa
- They mostly eat blue-green algae but occasionally will take crustaceans and small insects.
- It is serially monogamous, meaning they form pairs that remain together while they are raising the young
- Conservation status
- IUCN: Near Threatened
- Pulicat Lake is the second-largest brackish water lake in the country.
- It lies at the border of the states of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. (Majorly lies in Andhra Pradesh)