Flamingos

Flamingos are resident to India as well as winter visitors. To conduct targeted studies on Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus and Lesser Flamingo Phoeniconaias minor in order to evolve effective conservation strategies for the two species, BNHS has developed a colour banding scheme in India in consulatant with international agencies. 

As part of the ringing programme in Gujarat's Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary, both Lesser and Greater Flamingos were banded. In Mumbai, efforts are on to monitor and estimate their abundance, occupancy and movement patterns across the eastern seafront.