Sleepy Flamingo

Sleepy Flamingo

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sunbeem - Irene posted a photo: Before breeding flamingo colonies split into breeding groups of

sunbeem - Irene posted a photo:

Sleepy Flamingo

Before breeding flamingo colonies split into breeding groups of around 50 birds, both the males and females in these groups perform synchronised ritual displays. The members of the group stand together and display to each other by stretching their necks upwards then uttering calls while head-flagging and then flapping their wings. The displays do not seem to be directed towards an individual bird but instead occur randomly. These displays stimulate the birds to start nesting and help pair up those birds who do not already have mates.


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