Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus) most widespread species of the flamingo family. It is found in parts of Africa, souther
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Dimensions:5095 x 3392 px | 43.1 x 28.7 cm | 17 x 11.3 inches | 300dpi
Date taken:December 22, 2008
The Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus) is the most widespread species of the flamingo family. It is found in parts of Africa, southern Asia (coastal regions of Pakistan and India) and southern Europe (including Spain, Sardinia, Albania, Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, Portugal, and the Camargue region of France). Some populations are short distance migrants, and records north of the breeding range are relatively frequent; however, given the species' popularity in captivity whether these are truly wild individuals is a matter of some debate. A single bird was seen on North Keeling Island (Cocos (Keeling) Islands) in 1988. Greater flamingo is the state bird of Gujarat, India.