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Personal study project on the behavior, aesthetics and color of the Greater Flamingo of Camargue.

In Camargue, in the Rhône delta in France, the Greater Flamingo is present all year round. I went exploring in winter 2019-2020 this wetland area bordering the Mediterranean Sea to observe the behavior of this great wading bird, its aesthetics, its courtship displays and to document its relationship with the environment and the men living here. In winter, Flamingos gather in a large colony in order to make their displays and find a partner. It is the best season to observe them up close. It is also at this time of year that they are the most beautiful with a pronounced pink plumage. I went to several places in Camargue, but the best location for observation remains the Ornithological Park of Pont de Gau. Gathered in large groups in the marshes, the birds provoke a painting of colors and patterns fascinating to observe.

Pink feathers

Pink, red and white. Poetic impressions on the Greater Flamingo of Camargue

Flamingo ballet

Movements of a colony of Greater Flamingos illustrated through rhythm and repetition

Cacophony of the pink legs

Chattering of a large group of Flamingos in Camargue, France

My posts about Greater flamingos

Courtship displays

Observation of a flamingo colony doing courtship displays in Camargue.

Flights and behaviors

Observation at the end of the day in Camargue of flamingos’ flights and behavior.

Land of nature and men

What is Camargue? How have history and human exploitation shaped this deltaic plain? And what are the current challenges for the natural environment?

Mimicry

Early January, I note the increase in belligerent behavior between Greater Flamingos and wonder about their mimicry.

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Claire Blumenfeld. La trentaine. Passionnée de nature, voyages et découvertes. J’observe le monde, la vie autour. Je cherche des réponses sur moi-même. Entre carnets, photos, vidéos et notes, voici les chapitres de ma vie. Le récit de mes errances.

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Claire Blumenfeld. La trentaine. Passionnée de nature, voyages et découvertes. J’observe le monde, la vie autour. Je cherche des réponses sur moi-même. Entre carnets, photos, vidéos et notes, voici les chapitres de ma vie. Le récit de mes errances.

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Claire Blumenfeld. Thirty years old. Passionate about nature, travel and discovery. I observe reality, seeking answers about the world and myself. Between dispatches, photos, videos and notes, here are the chapters of my life. The story of my wanderings.

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Claire Blumenfeld. Thirty years old. Passionate about nature, travel and discovery. I observe reality, seeking answers about the world and myself. Between dispatches, photos, videos and notes, here are the chapters of my life. The story of my wanderings.