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Major flamingo breeding event begins on Lake Natron

Many thousands of lesser flamingos have flocked to Tanzania's Lake Natron to begin nesting. 
Early reports suggest that this could become the most significant breeding event since 2007.

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Lake Natron is a salt lake located in northern Tanzania, close to the Kenyan border, in the eastern branch of the East African Rift. The lake is fed by the Southern Ewaso Ng'iro River and also by mineral-rich hot springs. It is quite shallow, less than three meters deep, and varies in width depending on its water level, which changes due to high levels of evaporation, leaving concentrations of salt and other minerals, notably sodium carbonate (natron). The surrounding country is dry and receives irregular seasonal rainfall.
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