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Greater flamingos in lake Kerkini

Greater flamingos in lake Kerkini
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Copyright: Theologos Tats (thiv56) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 47 W: 28 N: 88] (599)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D80, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG Macro
Exposure: f/11, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-11-03 0:27
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Phoenicopterus ruber. It lives in extensive shallow lakes or lagoons of salt or soda water, where it builds conical heaps of mud on which to lay its eggs. Length 125-145 cm, Wing-span 140-160 cm.
Here, in lake Kerkini's eastern shore. The lake was formed in 1932, when a dam was built on Strymon river. It is the wildlife-richest habitat in Greece and one of the ten water-reserves protected by Ramsar Treaty.
Photo processed in Photoshop.

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