Population information

Order name Phoecopteriformes
Family name Phoenicopteridae
Scientific name Phoenicopterus roseus Common name Greater Flamingo
Population name South-west & South Asia
Breeding range Iran, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, India Non-breeding range Iran, Gulf and Red Sea Coasts, India, Pakistan
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Africa Asia
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
CAF Action Plan
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 4 0 0 240,000 240,000 [S4130] [R257]
WPE 5 1997 1999 240,000 240,000 Census based [R257]
CSR 4 1997 1999 240,000 240,000 Census based [R257]
CSR 5 1997 1999 240,000 240,000 Census based [R257]
CSR 6 1997 1999 240,000 240,000 Census based [R1522]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 4 0 0 Unknown
WPE 5 1990 2000 STA No idea [R66]
CSR 4 1990 2000 STA No idea [R66]
CSR 5 1990 2000 STA No idea [R66]
CSR 6 2000 2010 Unknown No idea

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 4 2006 2400
WPE 5 2012 2400
CSR 4 0 -1
CSR 5 0 -1

References

  • R257 - Gilissen, N., Haanstra, L. and Delany, S. Boere, G. and Hagemeijer, W. 2002. Numbers and Distribution of Wintering Waterbirds in the Western Palearctic and Southwest Asia in 1997, 1998 and 1999 - Results from the International Waterbird Census. Wetlands International Globale Series No. 11, Wageningen, The Netherlands
  • R66 - BirdLife International Website 2002
  • R1522 - Gilissen, N., Haanstra, L. and Delany, S. Boere, G. and Hagemeijer, W. 2002. Numbers and Distribution of Wintering Waterbirds in the Western Palearctic and Southwest Asia in 1997, 1998 and 1999 - Results from the International Waterbird Census. Wetlands International Globale Series No. 11, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
  • R1570 - See CSR6 and Sheldon (2017).
  • R1569 - Sheldon, R. 2017. Estimates of breeding waterbird populations in Central/SW Asia, The Caucasus and the Arabian Peninsula.
  • 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

  • S4130 - 260: 196,000 counted in SW Asia (principally, Iran) in January 1998. January 2003 counts of non-breeding birds in some sites of Gujarat state, India were 42,723 (342, 415). 676: Recent counts in the Rann of Kachchh, if confirmed, may justify increasing the estimate.
  • T6862 - The long-term trend is stable with large fluctuations. Limited data from other countries than IR.



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