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Lesser Flamingo

Lesser Flamingo:

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)