|Flamingos feeding at Sewri Mudflats|
The Flamingos are here!!!
Don't miss the opportunity to see these birds who are presently visiting the wetlands in our city.
|Photo Credit: Pritesh Nandvikar|
Facts about the Flamingos found in India:
Greater Flamingos (Phoenicopterus roseus) are the largest and the most widespread species of flamingos in the world. While, Lesser Flamingos (Phoenicopterus minor) are the smallest and the most numerous species of flamingos in the world.
There are talks about Mumbai getting its own Flamingo Sanctuary that will be situated alongside the Thane creek. Local NGOs and Bird Conservationists have already proposed this idea to the Forest Department. The implementation of such a sanctuary will be one of a kind for our city and it will also assure a promising future for the flamingos and many other birds that visit the city.
Best locations to look out for flamingos in the city would be Sewri Mudflats, Vasai Creek, Mahul Creek and in wetland habitats near Uran and Naigaon.
|Photo Credit: GreenLine team member -Aristo|
Seen recently at Sewri Mudfalts in January 2013