Population information

Order name Phoecopteriformes
Family name Phoenicopteridae
Scientific name Phoenicopterus ruber Common name American Flamingo
Population name S Caribbean
Breeding range Coastal Venezuala, E Colombia, Dutch Antilles Non-breeding range Partial dispersion
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Neotropics
Notes Recognised as separate species from roseus in WPE4 following Knox et al. (2002).

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
No conservation frameworks
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 4 2006 2006 50,000 50,000 [S1469] [R668]
WPE 2 0 0 20,000 20,000 [R667]
WPE 3 0 0 34,000 34,000 [R219]
WPE 1 0 0 16,000 16,000 [R577]
WPE 5 2006 2006 50,000 50,000 Best guess [S6858] [R668]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 4 1985 2005 INC [R668]
WPE 2 1986 1996 INC [R667]
WPE 3 1990 2000 INC [R219]
WPE 1 0 0 Unknown
WPE 5 1985 2005 INC [T4339] [R668]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 4 2006 500
WPE 2 1997 200
WPE 3 2002 340
WPE 1 1994 160
WPE 5 2012 500

References

  • R668 - Unpublished information supplied by Wetlands International Specialist Groups, 2006.
  • R667 - Unpublished information supplied by Wetlands International Specialist Groups, 1997.
  • R219 - Espinoza, F., Parra, L., Aranguran, J., Martino, A., Quijada, M., Pirela, D., Rivero, R., Gutierrez, T., Jimenez, N., Leal, S. and Leon, E. 2000. Numbers and distribution of the Caribbean Flamingo in Venezuela. Waterbirds 23 Special Publication (1): 80_86
  • R577 - Scott, D.A. and Carbonnell, M. (compilers). 1986. A Directory of Neotropical Wetlands. IUCN, Cambridge, UK and IWRB, Slimbridge, UK.

Notes

  • S1469 - 220: Counts from coastal Venezuela, eastern coastal Colombia and nearby islands, including Bonaire, combined to reflect movement among sites in these countries.
  • S6858 - VENEZUELA DATA?? For S Caribbean: 1,500-7,000 in Bonaire (Wells and Debrot 2008); 370-470 in Curacao (Debrot and Wells 2008).
  • T4339 - Stable in S Caribbean (Wells and Debrot 2008; Debrot and Wells 2008.



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