Population information

Order name Phoecopteriformes
Family name Phoenicopteridae
Scientific name Phoenicopterus roseus Common name Greater Flamingo
Population name Eastern Africa
Breeding range Eastern Africa Non-breeding range Partial dispersion to other regions
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Africa
Notes Recognised as a separate species from ruber following BirdLife. (WPE4)

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
AEWA
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 0 0 50,000 50,000 [R352]
WPE 2 0 0 35,000 35,000 [R352]
WPE 3 0 0 35,000 35,000 [R352]
WPE 4 0 0 35,000 35,000 [R352]
WPE 5 1975 1975 35,000 35,000 Census based [R352]
CSR 4 1975 1975 35,000 35,000 Census based [R352]
CSR 5 1975 1975 35,000 35,000 Census based [R352]
CSR 6 1975 2014 80,000 120,000 Expert opinion [S8613] [R1371]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 1972 1982 DEC [R94]
WPE 2 1972 1982 DEC [R94]
WPE 3 1991 2001 STA [R190]
WPE 4 1991 2001 STA [R190]
WPE 5 1991 2001 STA Poor [R190]
CSR 4 1991 2001 STA Poor [R190]
CSR 5 1991 2001 STA Poor [R190]
CSR 6 2004 2012 Unknown Poor [T6606] [R1371] [R1381]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 1994 500
WPE 2 1997 350
WPE 3 2002 350
WPE 4 2006 350
WPE 5 2012 350
CSR 4 0 -1
CSR 5 0 -1

References

  • R352 - Kahl, M.P. 1975. Distribution and Numbers - A summary. pp. 93-102. In: Kear, J. and Duplaix-Hall, N. (eds.), Flamingos. T. and A.D. Poyser, Berkhamstead.
  • R94 - Brown, L.H., Urban, E.K. and Newman, K. 1982. The Birds of Africa. Volume I. Academic Press, London and New York.
  • R190 - Dodman, T. 2002. Waterbird Population Estimates in Africa. Unpublished report to Wetlands International.
  • R1371 - Dodman, T. 2014. Status, Estimates and Trends of Waterbird Populations in Africa: AEWA-listed African populations. Wetlands International. (CSR6 African populations) URL: https://www.wetlands.org/publications/1304/
  • R1381 - Nagy, S., Flink, S., Langendoen, T. (2014) Waterbird trends 1988-2012: Results of trend analyses of data from the International Waterbird Census in the African-Eurasian Flyway. Wetlands International, Ede.
  • R1548 - Wetlands International (2017) Flyway trend analyses based on data from the African-Eurasian Waterbird Census from the period of 1967-2015. Ede, The Netherlands: Wetlands International. Temporary URL: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/r76f4eyuhzu65co/AADzzQkhySsUDsmwFJUcHs91a?dl=0

Notes

  • S8613 - >100000 in Jan counts 2005; IWC: >75000 in 2005, ca. 50000 in 2006. Some sites always missing from surveys.
  • T6606 - Nagy et al. (2014) shows marked decrease since 2004. However, Dodman (2014) found no evidence of decline in the longer term.
  • T6858 - IWC trend analyses based on data from regularly counted sites in KE and ET indicate statistically significant steep decline particularly from the second half of the 2000s. This is also consistent with the change in national count totals (Wetlands International 2017). Dodman (2014) has given a stable trend with reference to counts from a period before (!) the decline has accelerated. In the absence of any strong evidence to the contrary, the findings of the trend analysis are retained based on the precautionary principle while recognising the uncertainties involved when the range of a highly nomadic and congregatory species has a low count coverage.



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