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More than 3,700 flamingo chicks are born at Laguna de Fuente de Piedra Nature Reserve

6 August 2022 This year 2022, Laguna de Fuente de Piedra Nature Reserve has welcomed the birth of more than 3,700 chicks and more than 8,700 couples of greater flamingos. More than 3,700 flamingo chicks are born at Laguna de Fuente de Piedra Nature Reserve
Photo. Flamingo chicks in the breeding colony. July 2022

In this year, from March the ideal conditions were given (40 centimeters of water height) for the flamingos that were arriving, around 8,700 couples, to make courtship and occupy the island of Senra, the nesting area, in the middle of the lake safe from predators.

In total, 3,764 chicks were born at the lake, which we currently find in nurseries, with a few adults. Meanwhile, the rest of the parents make trips to other wetlands with water to feed themselves and then feed their chicks. They will do this until they are three months old, because from then on they learn to fly and they already march towards the lakes of the neighboring African continent.

Last Saturday, July 30, 600 of these chickens were ringed during the traditional ringing, which had not been held for 2 years. We can read these rings with telescopes and thus know their routes, the years they live and where they come from.

Flamingo chicks in the corral. Ringing of flamingos, August 30, 2022
Photo. Flamingo chicks in the corral. Ringing of flamingos, August 30, 2022
Flamingo chicks during the release. Ringing of flamingos, August 30, 2022
Photo. Flemish chickens during the release. Ringing of flamingos, August 30, 2022

Data: Junta de Andalucía

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