Population information

Order name Phoecopteriformes
Family name Phoenicopteridae
Scientific name Phoenicopterus roseus Common name Greater Flamingo
Population name West Mediterranean
Breeding range Spain, Italy, France, Tunisia, Algeria Non-breeding range Spain, Italy, France, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Africa Europe
Notes Recognised as a separate species from ruber following BirdLife. (WPE4)

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
AEWA
EUBD
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 0 0 80,000 80,000 [R179]
WPE 2 0 0 80,000 80,000 [R179]
WPE 3 2002 2002 100,000 100,000 [R604]
WPE 4 0 0 100,000 165,000 [S4124] [R47]
WPE 5 2005 2005 100,000 165,000 Expert opinion [R47]
CSR 4 2005 2005 100,000 165,000 Expert opinion [R47]
CSR 5 2005 2005 100,000 165,000 Expert opinion [R47]
CSR 6 2009 2014 135,000 165,000 Expert opinion [S8500] [R1371] [R1495]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 0 0 Unknown
WPE 2 0 0 Unknown
WPE 3 1991 2001 INC [R604]
WPE 4 1994 2004 INC [R46]
WPE 5 1994 2004 INC Reasonable [R46]
CSR 4 1994 2004 INC Reasonable [R46]
CSR 5 1994 2004 INC Reasonable [R46]
CSR 6 2000 2012 STA No idea [T6495] [R1362]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 1994 800
WPE 2 1997 800
WPE 3 2002 1000
WPE 4 2006 1325
WPE 5 2012 1300
CSR 4 0 -1
CSR 5 0 -1
CSR 6 0 -1

References

  • R179 - del Hoyo, J., Elliott A. and Sargatal, J. (eds). 1992. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 1: Ostrich to Ducks. Lynx Editions, Barcelona.
  • R604 - Specialist]] Unpublished information supplied by Wetlands International Specialist Groups, 2002.
  • R47 - B?chet, A. 2005. Estimate of the Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus population size in the Western Palearctic in 2005. In: Childress, B., B?chet, A., Arengo, F. and Jarrett, N. (eds.) 2005. Flamingo, Bulletin of the IUCN-SSC/Wetlands International Flamingo Specialist Group
  • R46 - B?chet, A. and Germain, C. 2004. Greater Flamingo breeding report for the Mediterranean and West Africa, 2004. Station Biologique Tour du Valat, Arles, France.
  • 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/
  • R1495 - Diawara, Y., Amat, J., Rendón-Martos, M., Studer-Thiersch, A., King, C., Azafzaf, H., Baccetti, N., Gillingham, M. & Béchet, A. 2014. Report of the 6th Mediterranean and West African Greater flamingo workshop. 9 October, San Diego, CA. Workshop organised by Tour du Valat and held as a side event of the 3rd International Flamingo Symposium (5-9 October 2014). URL: http://www.flamingoatlas.org/downloads/6thMediterraneanWorkshopReport.pdf
  • R1362 - European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity (in prep) Population and trend data provided by the EU Member States in the frame of their reporting under Article 12 of the EU Birds Directive. Online fact sheets. European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity, Paris. URL: http://bd.eionet.europa.eu/activities/Reporting/Article_12/Reports_2013/Member_State_Deliveries. Accessed on 31 July 2014.
  • R1561 - del Hoyo, J., Collar, N. & Garcia, E.F.J. (2017). Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from http://www.hbw.com/node/467129 on 1 October 2017).
  • R1549 - BirdLife International 2015. European Red List of Birds. Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities. http://datazone.birdlife.org/info/euroredlist
  • 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

  • S4124 - 47: 55,000 pairs (165,000 individuals) bred in west Mediterranean colonies in 2005. Around 100,000 typically winter in the region (48).
  • S8500 - A total of 37,829 pairs bred in ES, FR, IT in 2014 (). Over 11,000 pairs bred also in North Africa (Dodman, 2014).
  • T6495 - The population is increasing in IT and stable or fluctuating in ES and FR during 2000-2012, increased between 1980-2012 (European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity, in prep.).
  • S8864 - A total of 37,829 pairs bred in ES, FR, IT in 2014 (Diawara et al. 2014). Over 11,000 pairs bred also in North Africa (Dodman, 2014).
  • T6861 - Both the long- and the short-term trends are positive in Europe (BirdLife International 2015). New colonies are reported from NW Africa (del Hoyo 2017). The IWC trend analysis indicates strong increase both in the long- and the short-term (Wetlands International 2017).



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