Saturday, July 24, 2004

Flamingo chicks before the ringing; Po Delta, 2002.

The population of Flamingos in the Mediterranean, has increased recently, especially in Spain and Italy. However, the Flamingo is still a sensitive and vulnerable species since it only breeds at a very limited number of sites. Also, breeding success is very variable and is closely dependent on the type of ground they choose, climatic conditions, and the impact of terrestrial predators and disturbance. Flamingo chicks are regularly ringed with alphanumerically coded colour rings legible from un to 300m away.


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