Population information

Order name Phoecopteriformes
Family name Phoenicopteridae
Scientific name Phoeniconaias minor Common name Lesser Flamingo
Population name Southern Africa (to Madagascar)
Breeding range Southern Africa, Madagascar 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 1,000,000 1,000,000 [R324]
WPE 2 0 0 1 1,000,000 [R667]
WPE 3 2001 2001 55,000 65,000 [R190]
WPE 4 2001 2001 55,000 65,000 [R190]
WPE 5 2001 2001 55,000 65,000 Expert opinion [R190]
CSR 4 2001 2001 55,000 65,000 Expert opinion [R190]
CSR 5 2001 2001 55,000 65,000 Expert opinion [R190]
CSR 6 2001 2001 120,000 200,000 Expert opinion [S8615] [R1371]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 1972 1982 STA [R94]
WPE 2 1986 1996 DEC [R667]
WPE 3 1991 2001 STA [R190]
WPE 4 1991 2001 STA [R190]
WPE 5 1991 2001 STA Reasonable [R190]
CSR 4 1991 2001 STA Reasonable [R190]
CSR 5 1991 2001 STA Reasonable [R190]
CSR 6 1994 2008 INC Reasonable [T6608] [R1371]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 1994 10000
WPE 2 1997 10000
WPE 3 2002 600
WPE 4 2006 600
WPE 5 2012 600
CSR 4 0 -1
CSR 5 0 -1

References

  • R324 - Hughes, B. (pers. comm.). Unpublished data for Brazilian Mergansers Mergus octosetaceus.
  • 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  • R667 - Unpublished information supplied by Wetlands International Specialist Groups, 1997.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 Unpublished report to Wetlands International.
  • 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

  • S8615 - 2008: breeding at 3 sites ca. 170,000 birds (Sua, Etosha, Kamfers); IWC data up to 130,000 (2007).
  • T6608 - Apparent decrease of 27% between mid-1970s & 1994. However, increases since then, and new breeding site (Kamfers).
  • T6865 - Both the long- and the short-term trends are statistically uncertain, but the long-term stable and short-term tendency agrees with earlier assessments.



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