The last two days I’ve been birding around Kulu. The lake has had a Lesser Flamingo present during the last 4 or more springs and summers.
Two days ago I found a Lesser flamingo with a broken leg. Of course I thought that the bird present for so long time had broken its leg. Obviously it had difficulties foraging and it is probably going to die soon.
Yesterday I got quite a surprise. I found the Lesser Flamingo again, but this time the leg was not broken. So obviously there had to be two birds present. And soon I located the bird with the broken leg further off.
The bird with the healthy leg was foraging with a Greater Flamingo and another “thing”, which caught my attention.
The size was between Greater and Lesser and the colour was more pink that Greater Flamingo. Furthermore the bill looked like a mix of Greater and Lesser Flamingo. So it looks like we have a hybrid Lesser x Greater Flamingo around!