Population information

Order name Phoecopteriformes
Family name Phoenicopteridae
Scientific name Phoeniconaias minor Common name Lesser Flamingo
Population name West Africa
Breeding range W Africa Non-breeding range
Red List Category Near Threatened
Ramsar regions Africa
Notes Often placed in genus Phoeniconaias.

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 15,000 15,000 [R517]
WPE 2 0 0 15,000 15,000 [R517]
WPE 3 0 0 15,000 15,000 [R517]
WPE 4 0 0 15,000 25,000 [S4155] [R644]
WPE 5 1991 2001 15,000 25,000 Expert opinion [R644]
CSR 4 1991 2001 15,000 25,000 Expert opinion [R644]
CSR 5 1991 2001 15,000 25,000 Expert opinion [R644]
CSR 6 1991 2001 15,000 25,000 Expert opinion [R644]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 1972 1982 STA [R94]
WPE 2 1972 1982 STA [R94]
WPE 3 1972 1982 STA [R94]
WPE 4 1991 2001 STA [R644]
WPE 5 1991 2001 STA Poor [R644]
CSR 4 1991 2001 STA Poor [R644]
CSR 5 1991 2001 STA Poor [R644]
CSR 6 2003 2014 STA/INC? Poor [T6654] [R1371] [R1359]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 1994 150
WPE 2 1997 150
WPE 3 2002 150
WPE 4 2006 200
WPE 5 2012 190
CSR 4 0 -1
CSR 5 0 -1

References

  • R517 - Perennou, C. 1991. Les recensements internationaux d'oiseaux d'eau en Afrique Tropicale. IWRB Spec. Publ. No. 15. Slimbridge, UK. 140 pp.
  • R94 - Brown, L.H., Urban, E.K. and Newman, K. 1982. The Birds of Africa. Volume I. Academic Press, London and New York.
  • R644 - Trolliet, B., and Fouquet, M. 2002. La population ouest-africaine du Flamant nain Phoeniconias minor: effectifs, r?partition et isolement. Malimbus: 24?: 87-92.
  • 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/
  • R1359 - van Roomen, M., van Winden, E. & Langendoen, T. 2014. The assessment of trends and population sizes of a selection of waterbird species and populations from the coastal East Atlantic Flyway for Conservation Status Report 6 of The African Eurasian Waterbird Agreement. Wadden Sea Flyway Initiative, Wetlands International & Birdlife International.
  • R1552 - van Roomen M., Nagy S., Foppen R., Dodman T., Citegetse G. & Ndiaye A. 2015. Status of coastal waterbird populations in the East Atlantic Flyway. With special attention to flyway populations making use of the Wadden Sea. Programme Rich Wadden Sea, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands, Sovon, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, Wetlands International, Wageningen, The Netherlands, BirdLife International, Cambridge, United Kingdom &, Common Wadden Sea Secretariat, Wilhelmshaven, Germany. URL: http://www.waddensea-secretariat.org/sites/default/files/downloads/status_coastal_birds_eaf_2014_1.pdf
  • 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

  • S4155 - Irregular movements from the core population of East Africa's Rift Valley at times augment this and other populations.
  • T6654 - Trend based on mid-winter counts show increase (van Roomen et al. 2014), but Dodman (2014) cautions that coverage is insufficient.
  • S8865 - van Roomen et al. (2015) reported an average of 23,000 birds from regularly counted sites. 26,884 indivduals were counted in 2015 (Wetlands International 2017). The new estimate makes allowance for both double counting and missing counts.
  • T6863 - Trend based on mid-winter counts show increase (van Roomen et al. 2015, Wetlands International 2017), but Dodman (2014) cautions that coverage is insufficient, although count totals also show steady increase.



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