Day before yesterday I posted something about Flamingos [Read Flamingos Anybody] and how they made Mumbai their home every winter. I also told you guys that I was planning to pay them a visit and well I did. I also took some pictures.
Let me admit it, I am not a much of a wildlife photographer. I am used to my prey standing patiently in front of me,hypnotised by the camera lens as I do my thing. However,in this case my “targets” were totally oblivious of me, eating smallcrustaceans and sea weeds. Well, that is the Lesser Flamingo for you.
The Lesser Flamingo (Phoenicopterus minor) is a species in the flamingo family of birds which occurs in Africa (principally in the Great Rift Valley), across to northwest India. It is the smallest and most numerous flamingo, probably numbering up to a million individual birds.Like all flamingos it lays a single chalky white egg on a mud mound. Most of the plumage is pinkish white.
Here are some of the spoils.