Category: Phoenicopteridae

Morphological evidence for sister group relationshipbetween flamingos (Aves: Phoenicopteridae) and grebes(Podicipedidae)

Rose Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus) Science Article 1 abstract A recent molecular analysis strongly supported sister group relationship between flamingos (Phoenicopteridae) andgrebes (Podicipedidae), a hypothesis which has not been suggested before. Flamingos are long-legged filter-feederswhereas grebes are morphologically quite divergent foot-propelled diving birds, and sister group relationshipbetween these two taxa would thus provide an interesting example […]

The occurrence of Phoenicopterus Chilensis molina (aves, phoenicopteridae) in Sao Paulo state reservoirs

Chilean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus chilensis) Science Article 1 abstract The chilean flamingo, Phoenicopterus chilensis Molina, 1782 is a species restricted to South America, with a meridional distribution, occurring from central Peru southwards, through the Andes to Tierra del Fuego and extending eastwards to South Brazil and Uruguay (Del Hoyo, 1992). It is a winter visitor in […]

Chilean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus chilensis)

[order] PHOENICOPTERIFORMES | [family] Phoenicopteridae | [latin] Phoenicopterus chilensis | [UK] Chilean Flamingo | [FR] Flamant du Chili | [DE] Chileflamingo | [ES] Flamenco Chileno | [NL] Chileense Flamingo Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Phoeniconaias chilensis Phoenicopterus chilensis SA s, w Physical charateristics Adult Chilean flamingos, like all […]

Rose Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus)

[order] PHOENICOPTERIFORMES | [family] Phoenicopteridae | [latin] Phoenicopterus roseus | [UK] Rose Flamingo | [FR] Flamant rose | [DE] Rosaflamingo | [ES] Flamenco comun | [NL] Flamingo Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Physical charateristics It is the only species of flamingo breeding in the EU. Unmistakable, size more […]

Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber)

[order] Phoenicopteriformes | [family] Phoenicopteridae | [latin] Phoenicopterus ruber | [UK] Greater Flamingo | [FR] Flamant rose | [DE] Flamingo | [ES] Flamenco comun | [IT] Fenicottero | [NL] Flamingo Subspecies Monotypic species Physical charateristics Greater flamingos are the largest species of flamingo. Most greater flamingo adults are white with a little pink in color, […]