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Western Coast Park, Western Cape
South Africa


Make Canon EOS 7D
Lens Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM   at 528 mm
Exposure 1/1000 s, f/5.6, ISO 250 
Image size 800 x 534 pixels

IOC Names

Deutsch  Zwergflamingo Dutch  Kleine Flamingo
Italian  Fenicottero minore Spanish  Flamenco Enano


The Lesser Flamingo which inhabits the lake district of East Africa and parts of South Africa, Madagascar and India, is the most abundant. It is also the smallest and the deepest in colour. In ancient Rome, flamingo tongues were eaten as a rare delicacy.


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Lesser Flamingo
Phoeniconaias minor
Flamant nain

Jean-Michel PAULUS