By Josie  July 6th, 2023

The Largest Gathering of Flamingos

The largest gathering of flamingos can be seen at Lake Nakuru and is undoubtedly something you should put on your bucket list.

Due to the high alkalinity and nutrient-rich waters in the lake over two million flamingos come here during the peak season.

Why Do Flamingos Gather at Lake Nakuru?

The ideal time to visit and witness the largest congregation of flamingos is during the dry season between July and September.

When Is the Best Time to Go?

As filter feeders, flamingos help to maintain the balance of the lake’s ecosystem by removing harmful algae and pollutants.

Flamingos Ecological Impact

The flamingo's beak contains a series of lamellae (comb-like structures) that allow them to filter out water while retaining food particles.

Group living protects flamingos from predators, enhances their foraging efficiency, and facilitates mating opportunities.

Group Living

Males and females perform synchronized rituals, including head-flagging, wing-saluting, and marching in unison.

Courtship Displays

The diet of flamingos, rich in carotenoids from organisms like algae, gives them their distinctive pink coloration.

Why Are Flamingos Pink?

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.

Why do flamingos lose their pink?

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