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Friday, September 30, 2022

Arousa. in three visiting flamingos

They were typical specimens of juvenile greyish-brown coloration; Slender and elegant adult specimens have nothing to do with salmon or pink coloration.

For feeding they take advantage of the low tide, as is the case, moving with rising tides to nearby islets where they can sometimes join with spoonbills and seagulls.


they feed on organic matter from the slime, such as small mollusks, crustaceans, larvae, insects, and algae, In fact, the reddish tones that characterize its plumage in adulthood, and which are of vital importance in the breeding season, come from pigments found in some microorganisms that make up your diet.

neighbors like Camba. from Victoria Blanco Gonzalez Confirm this astonishing sighting, which is added to the many other “rare” or unusual species in these latitudes, some coming from Alaska and Siberia.

other rare items

Dusky redshank (Tringa erythropus), American golden plover (Pluvialis dominica) – an exceptional wandering species native to the arctic tundra of North America – red-necked grebe and black-faced geese, breeding in various parts of the Arctic and Norway, Greenland We do. Russia, Canada and Alaska are just a few of those little-known species.

Flamenco is much more popular, but, As stated in the beginning, it is also rare in the estuary., Although it is true that this is not the first time that this species has been observed up close in these waters.

The Case of “Mingos”

There are sporadic cases of flamingos being reported at the Umiya-O Grove Intertidal Complex; Samples of passage, which stopped and moved to gain strength.

was more shocking “Mingos”, as ornithologists baptize a flamingo seen in the intertidal of O Grove in 2015 and 2016.

Common in large wetlands Andalusia, Castilla La Mancha and the Mediterranean Coast, Flamingos can contact arosa when young and spread through various wetlands peninsula of iberia, Some go to Galicia, where they spend little time and leave.

Images contributed by Victoria Blanco Gonzalez of Camba, who was able to observe three flamingos at Fontina beach in Castrello on Wednesday afternoon. white wins

In O Grove and the Ornithological Investment Project (PIO) of the Spanish Society of Ornithology (SEO/Birdlife) They clarify that it is a gambling species and “very rare in our community”.

For those who do not know the species, it may be clarified that it is “A very tall bird, which can measure up to a meter and a half, with long legs and a long neck that is used to exploit the deeper areas of the lagoon, where birds such as waders cannot compete with them” hence the Umiya-o Grove in the Intertidal Complex.

Characteristic is its curved beak, “Perfectly adapted to rummage in the mud” and equipped with internal lamellae to retain food in place while filtering water”, he explains in Seo.

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