Extremely rare vagrant. An unusual wanderer from Africa and/or sporadic southern Asian colonies.
Where in Kuwait
Single birds observed on only two occasions in December 2007 and January 2010 at Sulaibikhat Bay, in the company of the Greater Flamingo flock.
In the world
Populations appear to be undergoing a moderately rapid decline. It breeds mainly in the Rift Valley lakes of East Africa in Kenya, Tanzania and Ethiopia. When not breeding it occurs in virtually every sub-Saharan country and from the Arabian peninsula to Pakistan.
The biggest threat is pollution of the tidal flats where they feed.