In Kenya, flamingos are mostly found in the Great Rift Valley. Lake Nakuru is one of the places where flamingos are found in large numbers making them a Kenyan Tourist Attraction in the Lake Nakuru National Park.
Flamingos are among the most romantic social birds living in colonies although females can change their mates as they are in large numbers. Males choose their breeding mates depending on the brightness of their feathers colors.
Flamingo Feeding & Incubation
Flamingos are known to mate during the rainy season. During these seasons, there is enough food to feed their chicks which are usually in large numbers. Like other birds, flamingos have internal fertilization and the eggs hatch after 30 days. During this period, both male and female take part in incubation and feeding.
In conclusion, flamingos are seen all throughout the year, but in large numbers during the rainy and after rainy seasons as there is increase in alkaline levels in the lake which causes increase in blue – green algae.
The Lesser Flamingos
Also referred to as phoeniconaias Minor is the smallest but the numerous one in Kenya. They have a Pink color and live on lake shores of Lake Bogoria in Nakuru National park
The Pink flamingos feed on microscopic plants in Mud and cool water. They do not feed on rough water.
About Lake Nakuru in Kenya
Lake Nakuru is a Saline Water Lake, Meaning it has a High salt concentration Level. It is approximately 164 km from Nairobi City, Capital of Kenya,1754 Meters above Sea Level and Lies South of Nakuru County.
Why You Should Visit Lake Nakuru National Park
If you Love Watching birds and Wildlife then this is the place, Lake Nakuru National Park is Home to over 400 recorded birds! These birds include:
- Brimestone canary
- Greycrowned crane
- Imperial Eagles
- Black tail godwit
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