03 April, 2011

Lesser Flamingo

Scientific Name: Phoeniconaias minor

Population Estimate: 2.2-3.2M, Near Threatened status

Range / Habitat: Brackish areas both costal and inland in southern Africa (primarily in Great Rift Valley) and Madagascar, occasionally further north.

Field Notes: Size reportedly overlaps with Greater Flamingo, range may be distinct. Regardless, Lesser Flamingo is overall more pink with black base to bill and pink tip.

Personal Notes: Seen at Minnesota Zoo and then at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

No comments:

Post a Comment