Andean flamingo (Phoenicoparrus andinus)
Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND
Flamingos (Phoenicopteridae) are gregarious, long-lived birds that inhabit saline wetlands and breed in colonies (del Hoyo 1992, pp. 509-519; Caziani et al. 2007, pp. 277). The Andean flamingo is the largest member of the Phoenicopteridae family in South America, reaching an adult height of 3.5 feet (ft) (110 centimeters (cm)) (Fjelds[aring] and Krabbe 1990, p. 86). This waterbird is native to low-, medium-, and high-altitude wetlands in the Andean regions of Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, and Peru (BirdLife International (BLI) 2008, p. 1; del Hoyo 1992, p. 526).
- Countries in which the the Andean flamingo, Wherever found is known to occur: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Peru
|Status||Date Listed||Lead Region||Where Listed|
|09/16/2010||Foreign (Headquarters)||Wherever found|
» Federal Register Documents
|08/17/2010||75 FR 50814 50842||Listing Three Foreign Bird Species - Andean flamingo (Phoenicoparrus andinus), the Chilean woodstar (Eulidia yarrellii), and the St. Lucia forest thrush (Cichlherminia lherminieri sanctaeluciae)- from Latin America and the Caribbean as Endangered Throughout Their Range; Final Rule|
|12/24/2008||73 FR 79226 79254||Listing Three Foreign Bird Species From Latin America and the Caribbean as Endangered Throughout Their Range; Proposed Rule|
|12/16/1991||56 FR 65207 65208||ETWP; Finding on Petition and Initiation of Status Review of 53 Foreign Birds; 56 FR 65207 65208|
No recovery information is available for the Andean flamingo.
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