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Threatened by other birds
The greater flamingos (Phœnicopterus roseus) are large waders protected from potential predators by their size and communal lifestyle. At the adult stage, they risk virtually nothing as long as they remain together. The eggs and juveniles, for their part, are much more exposed to predators constantly on the lookout near the colonies and awaiting the flight of the brooders or nursery overseers. The Great Black-backed gull, the largest bird of the Laridae family, is susceptible to attacking isolated or immature flamingos, while the Yellow-legged and Herring gulls cause considerable losses in the colonies during the breeding season by piercing the uncovered eggs and preying on the chicks.
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