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Lesser Flamingo, Phoenicopterus minor

Makgadikgadi Pans

Once the flat bottom of the ancient Kalahari Lake, this large diverse area comprises seasonally inundated salt pans, surrounded by grasslands, low tree-and-bush Acacia savanna and stunted mophane woodland. The two main pans , Sua Pan(fed by the Nata River) and Ntwetwe Pan are alkaline flats. The Nata Delta section of Sua Pan rarely dries out completely and is therefore particularly important for waterfowl. When flooded, Sua Pan attracts the largest breeding colonies of both Greater and Lesser Flamingos in Southern  Africa, as well as Pelicans. Check List