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Flamingos Festivity…

Updated: Mar 21, 2022

Dear Birding Enthusiasts

The omnivore bird with stilt-like legs, pink coloured feathers usually with an S-shaped neck flies to the second largest brackish water ecosystem of India, the Pulicat lake in November.

They are social birds that live in flocks to escape predators, breed and increase their appetite. Flamingos feed on prawns, snails, shrimps, algae that are found in abundance in Pulicat lake. Also, they live only in a particular water level, say half a feet. The frequent rains along the coromandel coast worried us about the presence of the flock and that is when this exciting glimpse of the birds was captured.

This is the ideal time for birding enthusiasts to get enough sight of the Flamingos.

Flamingos in Chennai can be seen near Sholinganallur or at Pallikaranai Marshland. But one can large number of Flamingos near ISRO on the Pulicat lake. You can take a train from Chennai to Sullurpet and head to Pulicat Lake towards Sriharikota (i.e. Indian Space Research Organization, ISRO) by auto or you can take a road trip to Pulicat Lake, the view from the road is worthwhile. It is advisable to carry a binocular for the ease of locating the birds. Carry your water bottle, food for an uninterrupted birding experience. Let us also remind ourselves to maintain environmental hygiene.

If you wish to enhance the experience with a briefing from a Birding Expert and locating the birds with a spotting scope you can join us on Dec 13th, 6 AM to 2 PM.

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Video courtesy : Sai Siva

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