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A gregarious species with unique coloring
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The greater flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus), present in France exclusively in Camargue, is a gregarious species at the same time migratory, partially migratory, and sometimes erratic. The species is renowned for its unique pink color produced by its diet. This large wading bird feeds mainly on a shrimp species called "Artemia salina" whose carotenoid pigments are responsible for the coloring of the flamingo's feathers. If greater flamingos use all the wetlands of Camargue for food searching, the ideal sites for their observation are the lagoons and ponds south of the region, such as the pond of Malagroy, the ponds south of the Salins de Giraud, or the ornithological park of Pont de Gaud.
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