Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Flamingos of Lake Sudochye

he Sudochye lake system is located in the north-east of the Republic of Karakalpakstan and is formed from several lakes (large and small Sudochye, Karateren, Begdulla Aydin, Omar Salim, Karazhar and Akushpa) near the old Aral Sea. The lake system is fed by tributaries of the Amu Darya Raushan and Priemuzyakit. and collector-drainage water. The Sudochye lakes of Muynak district with its unique nature and views attracts not only local residents but also many foreign bird watchers and tourists. Karakalpakstan is on the migration route of many transcontinental birds from Siberia and the Tundra, flying to the south and south-east, seeking warmth during the winter months and back. This system of lakes serves as a nesting site for birds, as well as a place of rest and feeding before they resume their long flights.
 
In the Sudochye lakes system, there are 30 out of 40 species of birds listed in Red Book of the Republic of Uzbekistan and 18 out of 20 species of birds listed in the Red Book of Species Endangered by the International Organisation for nature protection including the flamingos, which have come in the last 10 years.
 
Source : Uzbekistan Today