Population information

Order name Phoecopteriformes
Family name Phoenicopteridae
Scientific name Phoeniconaias minor Common name Lesser Flamingo
Population name Eastern Africa
Breeding range Eastern Africa Non-breeding range
Red List Category Near Threatened
Ramsar regions Africa
Notes

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 3,500,000 3,500,000 [R518]
WPE 2 0 0 4,000,000 4,000,000 [R667]
WPE 3 2001 2001 2,000,000 4,000,000 [R190]
WPE 4 0 0 1,500,000 2,500,000 [S4157] [R129]
WPE 5 1995 2005 1,500,000 2,500,000 Expert opinion [R129]
CSR 4 1995 2005 1,500,000 2,500,000 Expert opinion [R129]
CSR 5 1995 2005 1,500,000 2,500,000 Expert opinion [R129]
CSR 6 1995 2005 1,500,000 2,500,000 Expert opinion [S8674] [R129] [R1371]

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 1988 1998 DEC [R594]
WPE 4 1995 2005 DEC [R129]
WPE 5 1995 2005 DEC Poor [R129]
CSR 4 1995 2005 DEC Poor [R129]
CSR 5 1995 2005 DEC Poor [R129]
CSR 6 1995 2005 DEC Poor [T6655] [R129] [R1381]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 1994 20000
WPE 2 1997 20000
WPE 3 2002 20000
WPE 4 2006 20000
WPE 5 2012 19400
CSR 4 0 -1
CSR 5 0 -1

References

  • R518 - Perennou, C. 1992. African waterfowl census 1992. Les D?nombrements Internationaux d?oiseaux d?eau en Afrique, 1992. IWRB, Slimbridge, U.K. 87 pp.
  • R94 - Brown, L.H., Urban, E.K. and Newman, K. 1982. The Birds of Africa. Volume I. Academic Press, London and New York.
  • R667 - Unpublished information supplied by Wetlands International Specialist Groups, 1997.
  • R190 - Dodman, T. 2002. Waterbird Population Estimates in Africa. Unpublished report to Wetlands International.
  • R594 - Simmons, Rob, in litt., 1999.
  • R129 - Childress, B. 2005. Flamingo Population Estimates for Africa and southern Asia. In: Childress, B., B?chet, A., Arengo, F. and Jarrett, N. (eds.) 2005. Flamingo, Bulletin of the IUCN-SSC/Wetlands International Flamingo Specialist Group, No. 13, December 2005
  • 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

  • S4157 - Estimate presented in 1135, based on African Waterbird Census counts, 2002-2005.
  • S8674 - No new data that suggests need to change.
  • T6655 - Recent trend based on IWC data is uncertain/fluctuating (Nagy et al, 2014).



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