The amazing world of Phoenicopterus ruber🦢🦜🦩🦩🦩

in Feathered Friends2 years ago (edited)

The following post is a compilation of all my work with flamingos, this particular species reproduces in the mangrove areas in Venezuela, I speak with little about the conservation of the area and how were my experiences in the country studying the bird

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One of the pioneers in flamingo research is Mr. lermith Torres, he is a scientist with more than 15 years of experience in the preservation of (Phoenicopterus ruber), he served us as a tour guide in these projects!

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Flamingos make nests in the form of cones with mud, they make them in the water and at distances of many meters off the ground, they are shy and do not like human contact! they can weigh up to 5 kilos

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Flamingos, being heavy birds, need to take a great boost before taking flight, first they accelerate and then they rise! it is like seeing a commercial airplane! the color is due to their diet which includes small crustaceans and brine shrimp

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Their reproductive cycle begins at 4 years of age, so they have a long life expectancy, we are talking about more than 50 years in the wild! This species is protected by the government so it represents an important fauna of the country!

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THANKS🎈🎋🎄🎍

OBRIGADO🧡💥💞

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You know there used to be flamingoes in the little bay in Seixal where you shot the goose?
That's what I heard :)
I have seen some a little further away near Miratejo.

seriously? I think that when I published that post they were talking about the impact of the pollution there that had displaced some birds! have you already photographed some? There are publications that talk about its color, there are areas where food does not contain so much carotene and they are paler 😲

I have never seen them in Seixal. Could be because of the pollution.
I did take some photos from that other place, but I don't have them anymore. It was in late spring if I remember correctly some years ago.
I hope they are still there.

It was around there:

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Now you leave me your WS in private, are you in lay off? In March I have my vacations maybe we will go there one day to take some shots!

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Flamingos are some of my favorite birds, to me they are beautifully graceful. Their color is stunning, thank you for all you are doing to help protect them and educating people about them.

Whoa! Excellent post!👍

WOW!! 😍

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Wonderful photos and as always, fantastic information! 50 years! I was in Bonaire with my best friend and we loved seeing the flamingos. Every night at sunset they would fly off in great flocks and go to Venezuela. It was an incredible sight to see!

Fotos maravillosas y como siempre, información fantástica! ¡50 años! Estaba en Bonaire con mi mejor amigo y nos encantó ver los flamencos. Todas las noches, al atardecer, volaban en grandes bandadas e iban a Venezuela. ¡Fue una vista increíble de ver!

amazing story, and a great post! great to see it is supported.
I found it very very pleasurable to see all the behind scenes, to see "what it costed" to get the final pretty frames of the birdies. TNKS for sharing!

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