The greater flamingo is a large bird species that is the largest of the flamingo family. It is distributed across Africa, Middle East, Southern Europe and the Indian Subcontinent. They are noted for their bright pink coloration derived from their diet of carotenoid rich organism. They are found in mudflats and shallow lagoons with saline water. Recently, the Border Security Force rescued more than 250 chicks from the Great Rann of Kutch area.