More than one lakh, ‘Lesser and Greater Flamingos’ migrate to Mumbai during winters in search of the collective food : algae and crustaceans, they come here from Gujarat and Iran where they make nests using mud, on which known to describe a gathering of flamingos in “Flamboyance, an appropriate term for these colourfully feathered-feathered creatures. They flock together by the thousands on salt flats, lagoons, lakes etc where they can filter feed are responsible for their pink colouration. The Greater Flamingo is around 5 feet tall and whitish-pink in colour while the Lesser Flamingo is around 3 feet tall and rose-pinkish in colour.
A special pack of 10 Picture Postcards on ‘Avian Diversity in Maharashtra and Goa’ & another pack of 5 Picture Postcards on Leopard with Special Cancellations & AV reality were also released on the occasion. These are available for sale at the Philatelic bureaux of Mumbai GPO, Panaji HO (Goa), Nashik HO, Aurangabad HO, Pune HO and Nagpur GPO.
Ms. Swati Pandey - Postmaster General, Mumbai region, Shri Adarsh Reddy –Deputy Conservator of Forests, Mumbai Mangrove Conservation Unit and Shri Mallikarjun, Director SGNP were present on the occasion.