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Antibody response measured by plaque-reduction neutralization testing (PRNT) in greater flamingos after vaccination against West Nile virus with a killed equine vaccine.
The Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterusroseus) is a species with a broad distribution range from the western Mediterranean basin to Sri Lanka in the north, and South Africa in the south.
Dr Reza Khan, specialist and wildlife zoo expert at Dubai Municipality, explained that there are 1,500 Greater Flamingos permanently living at the Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary, while up to 2,000 migrate there during the winter months.
Summer is the breeding time for greater flamingos, but in colder places, mostly in Europe," he told Khaleej Times.
The Greater flamingo has successfully bred once again at the Al Wathba Wetland Reserve in Abu Dhabi, the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) revealed yesterday.
Staff at the Ormskirk centre said they had to find a way to deal with the growing population of Greater Flamingos after the number of under-fives at the centre reached as many as 76.
The percentage of pair bonds that break ranges from nearly 100, in house martins and greater flamingos, to roughly zero in Australian ravens and the waved albatross.
It was strange to see familiar waders - redshank, greenshank and turnstone - feeding amongst pink-backed pelicans, greater flamingos and western reef herons.

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