Unbelievable photos: Flamingos in Qatar

Unbelievable photos: Flamingos in Qatar

Doha Socialite
By Doha Socialite

These amazing pictures were actually taken in Qatar - which may surprise some who never expected to see such majestic wildlife in the harsh desert environment. 

The Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus) come to Qatar every November, mainly from African countries.

These birds filter-feed on shellfish and algae - their oddly-shaped beaks are specially adapted to separate mud and silt from the food they consume, and are uniquely used upside-down. 

These birds usually leave Qatar by April when it starts getting too hot for them. From there, the birds go as far as North America. 

The other amazing thing is that these pictures were not taken on the coast, but much further inland - at the Al Karaana Sewerage Ponds. 

Click here to see where that is on the map: Al Karaana Sewerage Ponds

The pics were taken by jameel riaz and shared on the QL Flickr group.

Have you spotted these birds before? Please share your photos with us.

By muad-db• 20 Nov 2016 10:03
muad-db

Have seen them last year

By Georgy2013• 1 Feb 2014 20:38
Georgy2013

http://www.qatarliving.com/pets-animals/posts/which-bird

By Georgy2013• 31 Jan 2014 10:04
Georgy2013

http://www.flickr.com/photos/36799087@N02/

By Georgy2013• 31 Jan 2014 09:57
Georgy2013

http://www.flickr.com/photos/36799087@N02/

By junkie• 28 Jan 2014 22:47
junkie

what lens did you used?

By abunasu• 27 Jan 2014 13:26
abunasu

Mr.Riaz's hard work output showing in pictures.

By ghazalz• 26 Jan 2014 16:11
ghazalz

lovely❤!

By muhammad yasir siddiqui• 26 Jan 2014 14:50
muhammad yasir siddiqui

Nice Clicks TFS..!

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