By Josie July 6th, 2023
Due to the high alkalinity and nutrient-rich waters in the lake over two million flamingos come here during the peak season.
The ideal time to visit and witness the largest congregation of flamingos is during the dry season between July and September.
As filter feeders, flamingos help to maintain the balance of the lake’s ecosystem by removing harmful algae and pollutants.
Group living protects flamingos from predators, enhances their foraging efficiency, and facilitates mating opportunities.
Males and females perform synchronized rituals, including head-flagging, wing-saluting, and marching in unison.
The diet of flamingos, rich in carotenoids from organisms like algae, gives them their distinctive pink coloration.
The intensity of the pink coloring in flamingos can vary depending on the concentration and types of carotenoids consumed.
Flamingos lose their pink color when they don’t consume enough pigments in their diet.