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Lesser Flamingo

Phoeniconaias minor

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The smallest flamingo in the world with a long and very dark tricolored bill and red legs. Juvenile are gray brown and darker than Greater Flamingos. Found in inland alkaline lakes where gathers in huge flocks to breed and eat microscopic blue-green algae at a few widely-spaced colonies. Makes extensive movements in response to changing environmental conditions.

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