Phoeniconaias minor (E. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1798) - Lesser Flamingo

Subspecies in India

This species is listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/)

 

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This species is uncommon. It inhabits remote inland wetlands and intertidal zones of the coastal regions. It breeds colonially in remote areas of India (mainly in Gujarat), Ethiopia, Kenya, and Tanzania. It mainly forages on microalgae and small invertebrates of the saline water bodies (BirdLife International 2018).

Conservation Status:  

 

 

This species is listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/)


According to the IUCN Red List assessment, the population of this species is declining. Lastly, the recorded population was  estimated at 2,220,000-3,240,000 individuals and its current population size is unknown. The threat to its persistence comes from breeding habitat disturbance due to mining and quarrying (BirdLife International 2018).
 

 

 

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat11
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra52182
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total53183
BirdLife International 2018. Phoeniconaias minor . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T22697369A129912906. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T22697369A129912906.en. Accessed on 13 February 2020.
 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Phoeniconaias minor (E. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1798) – Lesser Flamingo. In Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.17. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.birdsofindia.org/phoeniconaias-minor, accessed 2024/06/24.