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Large number of flamingos flock to Navi Mumbai. Viral video – India Today

Mumbai witnessed a surreal sight off late as a large number of flamingos were spotted in the wetlands in the suburbs of the Maharashtra capital. Ramesh Pandey of the Indian Forest Service tweeted a video of the flamingos and the internet is delighted to see it.

The flamingos were spotted at a creek in Navi Mumbai as it was a sight to behold as seen in Ramesh Pandey’s video.

“It’s estimated that migration of flamingos in Mumbai suburbs is 25% more than last year, maybe due to lower human activity by creating ideal conditions for foraging in the wetlands. It shows why wetlands are important and to be kept undisturbed,” Ramesh Pandey said in the caption of his post.

Watch the video here:

The 57-second video has been viewed over 2,000 times so far while netizens wrote about it in the comments section.

Thousands of two species of flamingos – greater and lesser – migrate to Mumbai every year. Lesser flamingos arrive from Kutch while greater flamingos are said to fly in to Mumbai from Iran.

The number of flamingos spotted in Navi Mumbai was 25% more than that of last year, possibly due to minimal human activity across the country amid the coronavirus lockdown.

In order to control the novel coronavirus pandemic, India is under complete lockdown since March 25. During this period, several animals and birds have been spotted in cities across states. Pictures of peacocks dancing on the streets in Mumbai went viral lately while deer were spotted in Uttarakhand as well.

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