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Phoenicopterus roseus (Greater Flamingo)

Wikipedia Abstract

The greater flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus) is the most widespread species of the flamingo family. It is found in parts of Africa, southern Asia (Bangladesh and coastal regions of Pakistan and India), the Middle East (Cyprus, Israel) and southern Europe (including Spain, Albania, Greece, Turkey, Portugal, Italy and the Camargue region of France).
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 19.9632
EDGE Score: 3.04277


Adult Weight [1]  6.83 lbs (3.10 kg)
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Piscivore, Granivore, Herbivore
Diet - Fish [2]  10 %
Diet - Invertibrates [2]  50 %
Diet - Plants [2]  20 %
Diet - Seeds [2]  20 %
Forages - Water Surface [2]  100 %
Clutch Size [1]  1
Incubation [1]  29 days
Wing Span [1]  5.0 feet (1.52 m)

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Al Wathba Wetland Reserve 1236 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates      




Attributes / relations provided by
1del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
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