Indian lesser flamingos compared to their African cousins in new genetic study

A University of Leicester conservation biologist – David Harper, from the Department of Biology – is leading a study which will establish whether lesser flamingos of India and Africa are genetically identical or not. The Asian population of flamingos, which is the second largest in the world, is concentrated in Gujarat. However, the African flamingos are distributed in East, South and West Africa. The largest population is spread between Ethiopia and Tanzania, along the soda lakes of East Africa.

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Updated: February 17, 2012 — 11:37 pm

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