Our choice from Flickr this month

Flamingoes

Flamingoes


IndianWildlifeClub Flickr page started in 2005.  Over the years it has got 1104 members who have contributed 15,754 photographs.  This is a veritable pool of information for a citizen scientist.  We would welcome analysis of these photographs from a conservation angle by our members.

We have attempted a simple study looking at flamingo photos over the years.  Following the pics from 2008 till date, we found that no.of photos from the year 2012 were fewer.  Just go to 
https://www.flickr.com/groups/iwc/pool/ and search the photos.  Start asking questions? why?, where?  when? 

Feb 2008


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May 2011


2013


Look closely and you may find interesting insights into the movement of flamingoes on India's coasts.

In the early 1990s, flocks of greater and lesser flamingos started migrating to Mumbai, arriving in late October or early November, and staying until the end of May, when the monsoon begins, says Mr. Asad Rahmani of BNHS.
Environmentalists and bird enthusiasts do not know whether the flamingos come from the Rann of Kutch in Gujarat, or Kenya and Tanzania in East Africa, said Mr. Rahmani. But the reason why they come is more obvious, the abundance of food and physical protection here, he added.

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