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Pink flamingos chose Crimea for mating games

A flock of 11 migratory pink flamingos stopped on the territory of the Opuksky Reserve (Eastern Crimea). The Federal State Budgetary Institution “Reserved Crimea”, which includes the Opuksky Reserve, reports this on its page on the VKontakte social network.

“Flamingos, like all birds, assess the current situation well and stop for more than a day only where they are completely sure of their safety,” said Igor Sikorsky, a researcher at the reserve. – So its appearance in the territory of the reserve is an excellent indicator of the work of a special protection regime, the conscientious work of inspectors.

The appearance of flamingos in the Crimea is not uncommon. In addition to the Leninsky district, they regularly fly to the Black Sea in the west of the peninsula. Ornithologists classify these birds as a nomadic flying species. Periodically, beautiful exotic birds appear on the territory of the reserve, from March to the second half of June, they can be found on the sea coast. Scientists recorded the first encounter near the reserve on March 31, 2005, when a flock of 23 flamingos flew over the village of Maryevka. This time the birds chose Lake Koyashskoye for mating games. This is the fifth encounter with flamingos in the reserve. The scientists asked the guests of the territory to be careful not to scare away the birds.

“According to my assumptions, then they will fly to Sivash Bay, we will observe,” Igor Sikorsky noted.

The ornithologist reported that the flock had already left Lake Koyashskoye. It is quite likely that at Sivash birds may stop to nest.

In May, other migratory flocks of migratory birds also gather near the boundaries of the Opuksky Reserve. This year ornithologists have already sighted orioles, gray partridges, shrikes, lesser flycatchers, red-headed shrikes, thrushes, black-fronted shrikes, meadow harriers, yellow herons and golden bee-eaters.


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