Phoenicopteridae (flamingos)

Under construction

Number of genera: 3
Number of species: 6
Number of species completed: 2
In French: page des flamants en Français

Genus Phoenicopterus – 3 species
Chilean Flamingo Phoenicopterus chilensis
* Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus
American Flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber

Genus Phoeniconaias – 1 species
* Lesser Flamingo Phoeniconaias minor

Genus Phoenicoparrus – 2 species
Andean Flamingo Phoenicoparrus andinus
James’s Flamingo Phoenicoparrus jamesi

We currently have two species of flamingos illustrated on our website. Here below is a comparison between the two. Both species occur in the same areas, notably in Africa. Away from the size you can see the typical all-dark bill of the Lesser Flamingo (left) compared to the pale black-tipped bill of Greater Flamingo (right). This feature is reliable in all ages ; the photo shows juvenile birds.


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