oa Madoqua - Flamingo breeding on the Etosha Pan, South West Africa, during 1971

Volume 1, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 1011-5498



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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