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

Chilean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus chilensis) Science Article 1


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 Brazil, being observed in Rio Grande do Sul, from April to September, appearing at Lagoa do Peixe, a coastal lagoon and adjacent beaches, in large flocks (Sick, 2001). In an exceptional occurrence, it has also been recorded in Santa Catarina (Sick et al., 1980). According to those authors, the closest permanent colony is located at Santa Fe, Argentina. At present, according to Bucher et al. (2000), Mar Chiquita Lake, in Cordoba, Argentina, is among the most important nesting areas for P. chilensis

Branco, M. B. C., Rocha, O. and Dias, M. M., Braz. J. Biol., 61(4): 703-704

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