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6,000 flamingo chicks born at Fuente de Piedra lake reserve

 6,000 flamingo chicks born at Fuente de Piedra lake reserve
  • The traditional ringing event will not go ahead this year, due to Covid-19 restrictions

A total of 6,030 flamingo chicks have been born this year at the Laguna de Fuente de Piedra near Antequera. The lake is recognised as one of the main breeding grounds for flamingos in the Mediterranean and North Africa.

Some 10,000 breeding pairs are believed to have descended on this inland nature reserve this season.

The authorities said that this week 2,500 pairs were still on the lake caring for their young.

This summer the traditional flamingo ringing event, which normally involves 500 people, will not go ahead due to Covid-19 restrictions.