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Lesser Flamingo Phoeniconaias minor



Family: Phoenicopteridae (Flamingos)

Authority: (Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1798)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2c+3c

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Justification of Red List category
This species is classified as Near Threatened because populations appear to be undergoing a moderately rapid decline; almost qualifies for listing under criteria A2c+3c. Proposed large-scale soda ash extraction at Lake Natron, the most important breeding colony, although currently on hold, would be disastrous for this species and, were this to happen, the species may qualify for uplisting to a higher threat category.



Population size:

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 27,700,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Attributes
Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Afrotropical
Realm - Indomalayan
Realm - Palearctic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Marine biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Phoeniconaias minor. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/12/2016.