Flamingo lands in Salina salt pans

Uncommon visitor to Malta, with less than 10 seen each year on migration, makes restive stop in Malta

Flamingo in Salina
Flamingo in Salina
Flamingo in Salina
Flamingo in Salina
Flamingo in Salina salt pans, 1 April 2015
Flamingo in Salina salt pans, 1 April 2015

A adult greater flamingo landed in Salina salt pans Wednesday afternoon, where it is being guarded by BirdLife Malta and the ALE.

Flamingos are uncommon visitors to Malta, with less than 10 seen each year on migration, some of which decide to stay overnight. Salina salt pans is a bird sanctuary, and flamingos have taken refuge in the past.

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