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

Taxonomic Notes:

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


Nesting/juveniles:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Identification:
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:

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).

References:
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.


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Cite this page along with its URL as:
Bhavanarayeni, R., and A. Bayani. 2020. Phoeniconaias minor (E. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1798) – Lesser Flamingo. Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Birds of India, v. 2.17. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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