Population information

Order name Phoecopteriformes
Family name Phoenicopteridae
Scientific name Phoenicopterus roseus Common name Greater Flamingo
Population name East Mediterranean
Breeding range Turkey Non-breeding range Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, Syria, Israel, Egypt, Libya
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Africa Asia Europe
Notes Split from East Mediterranean, South-west & South Asia in WPE4. 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 4 0 0 60,000 60,000 [S4128] [R47]
WPE 5 2005 2005 60,000 60,000 Census based [R47]
CSR 4 2005 2005 60,000 60,000 Census based [R47]
CSR 5 2005 2005 60,000 60,000 Census based [R47]
CSR 6 2011 2012 90,000 130,000 Expert opinion [S8501] [R1365] [R1371]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 4 1995 2005 STA [R47]
WPE 5 1995 2005 STA Poor [R47]
CSR 4 1995 2005 STA Poor [R47]
CSR 5 1995 2005 STA Poor [R47]
CSR 6 2003 2012 Unknown Poor [T6496] [R1365]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 4 2006 600
WPE 5 2012 600
CSR 4 0 -1
CSR 5 0 -1
CSR 6 0 -1

References

  • 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
  • R1365 - Wetlands International, International Waterbird Census, unpublished data, 2014.
  • 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/
  • 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

  • S4128 - 34: 8,000-13,000 pairs (24,000-39,000 individuals) known to breed in Turkey. 48: Around 60,000 typically winter in the region.
  • S8501 - IWC count results from TR, GR and CY (Wetlands International, 2014). Further 10,000-20,000 wintering in Egypt (Dodman, 2014).
  • T6496 - BirdLife International (2004) suggested a stable population, but IWC count totals have increased in recent years.
  • S8820 - Maximum IWC count results from AL, CY, EG, GR, IL, JO, LY and TR (Wetlands International, 2017) is 148,000. Further 10,000-20,000 wintering in Egypt (Dodman, 2014).
  • T6775 - IWC trend analysis shows strong increase both in the long- and the short-term (Wetlands International, 2017)



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