Photographic record of Lesser Flamingo Phoeniconaias minor (Aves: Phoenicopteridae) in Ramganga river, Bareilly, India

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Pichaimuthu Gangaiamaran
Aftab A. Usmani
G.V. Gopi
S.A. Hussain
Khursid A. Khan


Photographic record of Lesser Flamingo Phoeniconaias minor in Ramganga river, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, India. This is the first photographic record and northern most distribution of Lesser Flamingo from India. 

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