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Spot flamingos in Mumbai now and test your knowledge about them with this quiz

Updated on: 21 February,2024 07:15 AM IST  |  Mumbai
Fiona Fernandez | fiona.fernandez@mid-day.com

Don’t miss out on spotting flamingos as they grace the many wetland ecosystems around us. Before that, let’s test your IQ about these winged visitors

Spot flamingos in Mumbai now and test your knowledge about them with this quiz

Flamingos graze along the Sewri creek during their migratory period. File pic

1) In May 2018, the state government of Maharashtra formally recognised which flamingo sanctuary as a protected area?
a. Bharatpur
b. Thane Creek
c. Chilika


2) The jetty point in which of these locations is ideal to spot flamingos?
a. Sewri
b. Sion
c. Santacruz



3) What is the smallest flamingo in the world, commonly seen across the mudflats lining the city, called?
a. Mini flamingo
b. Smaller flamingo
c. Lesser flamingo

4) What prestigious tag did the flamingo sanctuary in Maharashtra earn in 2022?
a. Ramsar Site
b. UNESCO World Heritage Site
c. International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources Site

5) What do flamingos primarily feed on?
a. Coconuts
b. Algae
c. Rodents

6) What’s the average lifespan of the Greater flamingo?
a. 20 to 40 years
b. 80 to 100 years
c. 40 to 60 years

Reading List

General information:
>> https://animalia.bio/greater-flamingo
>> https://animaldiversity.org/accounts/Phoenicopterus_roseus/

Local information:
>> https://roundglasssustain.com/habitats/thane-creek-flamingo-sanctuary
>> www.flamingosanctuary.com

Answers: 
1. Thane Creek 2. Sewri 3. Lesser flamingo 4. Ramsar Site 5. Algae 6. 40 to 60 years

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