oa Madoqua - Flamingo breeding on the Etosha Pan, South West Africa, during 1971
|Article Title||Flamingo breeding on the Etosha Pan, South West Africa, during 1971|
|© Publisher:||Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism|
|Affiliations||1 Division of Nature Conservation and Tourism, South West Africa Administration|
|Publication Date||Jan 1972|
|Pages||5 - 31|
|Keyword(s)||Adult behaviour, Breeding, Chick development, Colony size, Fledging period, Hatching, Migration, Moult to flightlessness, Nest temperatures, Nesting density, Nesting sites, Pliocene times, Porous Kalahari calcrete, Stomach contents, Territorial displays, Threat displays, Water analyses and Weather conditions|
The Etosha Pan is at present the only known breeding reservoir of Greater Flamingo Phocnicopterus ruber and Lesser Flamingo Phoeniconaias minor in Southern Africa. A million or more birds of both species were present between February and September 1971, being attracted to the temporary lagoon formed by above average rains.
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