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Greater Flamingo preening.
Canon 450D with Tamron zoom lens.
The Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus) is the most widespread species of the flamingo family . It is found in parts of Africa, Southern Asia (coastal regions of Pakistan & India) & Southern Europe (including Spain , Sardinia, Albania, Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, Portugal, & the Camargue region of France).
This particular bird is the oldest flamingo, an adult when he arrived in Adelaide in 1933. He is now blind. Adelaide Zoo, South Australia, Oceania.
(Featured in Love These Creatures, & Other Groups.)

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wildlife, nature, bird, colourful, colorful, pink, white, red, large bill, beak, small eye, filter feeder, preening, elegant, sinuous, carole anne fooks

Have camera, will travel!
Dynamic, documentary and expressive Travel photography with interests in people, landscape, culture, architecture, ancient civilizations, nature and wildlife.
Also interested in photographing local events.
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Comments

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 2 years ago

    Very nice capture

  • Thank you Larry

    – Carole-Anne

  • Lynn Gedeon
    Lynn Gedeonabout 1 year ago

    Great feather pattern!

  • Thank you Lynn

    – Carole-Anne

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandabout 1 year ago


    Clicking the banner takes you to the group….please enjoy it.

  • Thank you

    – Carole-Anne

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBabout 1 year ago

    June 21, 2013

    Beautiful work!

  • Thank you Teresa

    – Carole-Anne

  • CanyonWind
  • Thank you

    – Carole-Anne

  • Steve Randall
    Steve Randall10 months ago

    Featured 20 Sep 2013

    Beautiful Work!!!

  • Thank you Steve

    – Carole-Anne

  • TeresaB
    TeresaB10 months ago

    September 22, 2013

    Beautiful work!

  • Thank you Teresa

    – Carole-Anne

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