Order: Phoenicopteriformes | Family: Phoenicopteridae | IUCN Status: Near Threatened
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Sechura, Piura
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. No Data
Age: Adults | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Salar Uyuni, Bolivia
Age: Sub-Adults | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Northwest Peru
Status: The Chilean Flamingo is the most common and widespread flamingo in Peru. It occurs at high elevations over 4500 m, as well as, at coastal wetlands. It breeds in the high Andes lakes and in coastal lagoons only when the right conditions are met. It also occurs in Ec, Br, Bo, and Ch.
Name in Spanish: Flamenco Chileno.
Sub-species: Chilean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus chilensis) Molina, 1782.
Meaning of Name: Phoenicopterus: Gr. Phoeni= with red feathers, kopteros=red wings. chilensis: L. originating from country of Chile. Bird with red wings from the country of Chile.
- Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo), The Field Museum. http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 10/18/2014.
Related: Flamencos: Datos e Información