Population information

Order name Phoecopteriformes
Family name Phoenicopteridae
Scientific name Phoenicopterus roseus Common name Greater Flamingo
Population name Southern Africa (to Madagascar)
Breeding range Southern Africa, Madagascar 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 25,000 100,000 [R352]
WPE 4 2006 2006 65,000 87,000 [S4119] [R668]
WPE 2 0 0 50,000 50,000 [R667]
WPE 3 2002 2002 65,000 87,000 [R604]
WPE 5 2005 2005 65,000 87,000 Expert opinion [R668]
CSR 4 2005 2005 65,000 87,000 Expert opinion [R668]
CSR 5 2005 2005 65,000 87,000 Expert opinion [R668]
CSR 6 1973 2014 100,000 160,000 Expert opinion [S8614] [R1371]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 1972 1982 INC [R94]
WPE 4 1985 2005 STA [R668]
WPE 2 1986 1996 DEC [R667]
WPE 3 1991 2001 STA [R604]
WPE 5 1995 2005 STA Poor [R668]
CSR 4 1995 2005 STA Poor [R668]
CSR 5 1995 2005 STA Poor [R668]
CSR 6 2003 2012 FLU Reasonable [T6607] [R1371] [R1381]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 0 -1
WPE 4 2006 760
WPE 2 1997 500
WPE 3 2002 760
WPE 5 2012 750
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.
  • R668 - Unpublished information supplied by Wetlands International Specialist Groups, 2006.
  • R667 - Unpublished information supplied by Wetlands International Specialist Groups, 1997.
  • R604 - Specialist]] Unpublished information supplied by Wetlands International Specialist Groups, 2002.
  • 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

  • S4119 - 298 estimate 26,000 pairs (72,000 individuals)
  • S8614 - Regular counts of >90,000; up to ca. 150,000. ca. 17000 pairs at Sua Pan in 2008
  • T6607 - Decline of 40% from 1975-1995 (Hockey et al. 2005). However, marked increase in IWC counts in 2000s compared to previous decades. Recent trend is statistically uncertain/fluctuating (Nagy et al. 2014) despite relatively good coverage.
  • T6859 - IWC data confirms long-term increase since the mid-1990s with large fluctuations in recent years following earlier decline.



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