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Flamingos flock to Larnaca salt lake (photos)

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After heavy rains battered the island over the weekend, a large number of flamingos were spotted at Larnaca’s salt lake.

These were caught on camera by Cyprus Mail photographer Christos Theodorides.

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Every year, thousands of flamingos flock to Cyprus’s salt lakes of Larnaca and Akrotiri in the winter in search of warmer climes, and food.

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Environmental authorities have urged the public not to approach the birds in their natural habitat, nor fly drones above them, as they might get agitated.

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Larnaca salt lake is located just off the main road to Larnaca airport and is easily accessible from the city through a park area. There are paths, benches, and observation decks along the lake’s banks.

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