Every autumn, flocks of majestic bright pink birds descend on the Turkmen coastline of the Caspian Sea. They come to the territory of the Khazar State Reserve from Kazakhstan and stay for the winter until the beginning of spring. The feathered guests flock to the Caspian coast from different parts of the world. A mild climate and a rich food base - algae and crustaceans - await them in the reserve.
Pink flamingos are listed in the Red Book. In Latin "flamingo" means "fire", "flame". This species of birds is found most often in Africa, South-East and Central Asia, the Caucasus, Central and South America, the Mediterranean. In Central Asia, one species of bird can be observed - red-winged, which is habitually called pink flamingo.
Source and photo: orient.tm