The Crimson Wing: Mystery of the Flamingos
The Crimson Wing: Mystery of the Flamingos is a 2008 British-American nature documentary that explores the great gathering of lesser flamingos which occurs every year at Lake Natron in Tanzania and along the salt lakes of the African Rift Valley. It was the first movie released under the then-new Disneynature film label. It premiered in France on 26 October 2008, with narration by Zabou Breitman. The film was released theatrically in the UK on 29 September 2009 and direct-to-video in the United States on 19 October 2010 with narration by Mariella Frostrup.
The movie documents the lives of the lesser flamingos on the isolated shores of Lake Natron in northern Tanzania, revealing the breeding and parenting habits of the species. After mating on an immense salt island, the flamingos breed their chicks, who learn to survive and grow up in an extreme and dangerous environment. In the course of their journeys, they encounter marabou storks who prey on many eggs and newly born chicks and a spotted hyena who takes no pity on the adult flamingos.
|director||Leander Ward Matthew Aeberhard|
|keywords||attack bird breed flamingo isolated lake natron lesser flamingo marabou stork mat parent spotted hyena tanzania|
|musicBy||The Cinematic Orchestra|
|publisher||Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures|