(Last Updated on : 07-06-2013)
The Greater Flamingo is the most widespread species of the flamingo family. It is found in parts of coastal regions of India. It is also found in Africa, Asia and southern Europe.
This is a large species and is nearly, one hundred twenty to one hundred and forty centimeters tall. It has similarities with the Caribbean Flamingo and Chilean Flamingo. Like all other types of flamingos, this species lays a single chalky- white egg on a mud mound. The feathers of the bird are pinkish white but the wing coverts are red and the primary and the secondary flight feathers are black in colour.
The Greater Flamingo has a pink bill with a restricted black tip. The legs are completely pink. The call of the flamingo is goose like honking.