Waters El-Bahri, an environmental researcher for birds and a natural life photographer, said that the city of Port Fouad is a natural reserve for the “flamingo”, in addition to being the second route for migratory birds, noting that the great flamingo is a wintering bird that comes from central and southern Europe to Africa, especially Egypt, where it is found Lake Bardawil in North Sinai, the Suez Canal region, Lake Qarun, the Natroun Valley and Siwa, and it also comes to the Nuba region in the south in Lake Nuba, beside its presence in Port Fouad, Port Said Governorate, because of its environmental, historical and economic importance.
The environmental researcher of birds and natural life photographer added, to “The Seventh Day”, that his work as an environmental researcher monitored in 2019 at least 25,000 large-sized flamingos in Port Fouad Navigation, and some attached birds were identified, which confirm that they are coming from southern France to a protected area. Port Fouad to spend the warm winter. He added that he had spotted more than 20,000 large flamingos in the Milaha area east of Tariffa in the fall of 2007.
In the same context, he confirmed that Port Fouad is located on the second path of the migration of migratory birds for waterfowl, waders, shrubs and some predators, noting that the flamingo is one of the most important birds that it crosses and winters in, especially in the Max Salinas, which are located southeast of Port Fouad, as well as in Lake Malahah east of Port Fouad. In the Sinai sector, which is considered the 3 most important area for birds Different Recognized by the World Council of Birds lnternstional . bird lifeHe pointed out that Lake El-Malaha is the last area of natural purity without pollution in Port Said Governorate for gatherings of living organisms “resident and migratory birds, land and aquatic plants, insects, land and marine reptiles, fish” and crustaceans, despite their small size, as it includes more than one type of living organisms..
Water stressed that Lake Al-Malahah is one of the main keys for migratory birds to Egypt after Lake Bardawil and Al-Zaraniq area, adding that Al-Malahah Lake occupies the third rank of important areas for birds. lBAS At the level of the Arab Republic of Egypt, according to the Organization of Egypt, which contains more than 55 thousand and 944 birds distributed among more than 48 bird species..
For his part, “Water”, an environmental researcher, confirmed that the flamingo, flamingo or the firebird according to the literal translation of its name, noting that the flamingo is one of the wading birds of the pituitary order..
In a related context, Water confirmed that there are 6 types of large and small flamingos, the Chilean Flamingo, the Andean flamingo, the American flamingo and the Bona flamingo..
On the other hand, he confirmed that the larger flamingo is the longest type of flamingo, with a length ranging between 1.2 and 1.45 meters and weighing approximately 3.5 kilograms, while the shortest bird is the small flamingo, which reaches about 80 cm in length and weighs approximately 2.5 A kilogram, and the distance between the wings of a flamingo varies between 95/150 cm. Its beak is huge and curved, its edges are clearly arched, and there are comb-shaped teeth in both jaws. Its habitat is lakes with high salinity near the shores, and some of them may shelter in fresh water..
“Water” explained that the American flamingo usually has bright reddish-orange colors due to the increased levels of this substance in the food of the flamingo in that region, while the flamingo that lives in Kenya tend to light pink because of the low levels of beta-carotene in that region..
He stressed that flamingo groups are called colonies or swarms, and each colony works to protect each other from predators, as well as take care of the young flamingos, explaining: Scientists believe that a bird marries a monogamous bird and tends to stay with its female for the rest of its life and husbands make nests from piles Mud in the middle of the water.
Water appealed to the concerned authorities to preserve the last area of Port Fouad navigation for the continued influx of great flamingos, which is considered one of the most important advantages of bird watching tourism in the governorate, next to the Ashtoum Al-Gamil Reserve, west of Port Said in Lake Manzala for more eco-tourism .
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