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JAMES'S FLAMINGO (Phoenicoparrus jamesi)

©Nigel Key James's Flamingo (Slimbridge October 2012)

The James's Flamingo is also known as the Puna Flamingo. It populates the altitudes of the Andean plateaus of Peru, Chile, Bolivia and Argentina.

The James's Flamingo is closely related to the Andean Flamingo and lives in colonies with both the Andean Flamingo the and Chilean Flamingo.

There is only one James's Flamingo at Slimbridge and it is also the only captive example of its kind in Europe.

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Conservation Status


Size
90mm to 92mm (35" to 36")

Appearance - Male
Its plumage is very Pale Pink, with bright Carmine streaks around the neck and on the back. When perched a small amount of Black can be seen in the wings which are the flight feathers. They have Bright Red skin around the eyes, which are yellow in adults. The legs are Brick Red and the bill is Bright Yellow with a Black tip.

Appearance - Female
Both sexes are alike but the male is slightly larger

Habitat
High mountain Lakes and Lagoons.

Diet
Feeds on Diatoms and other microscopic Algae.

Breeding Time
December to February

Nest
The female lays one egg on a volcano shaped nest made from mud, sticks and other materials in the environment. Both the male and female incubate the egg for 2631 days before it hatches.

Eggs
Quantity: 1.
Colour: Chalky White.





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PHOTOGRAPHS

James's Flamingo (WWT Slimbridge August 2016) - pic by Nigel Key James's Flamingo (WWT Slimbridge August 2016) - pic by Nigel Key James's Flamingo (WWT Slimbridge May 2014) - pic by Nigel Key
16/08/16 16/08/16 05/10/16
James's Flamingo (WWT Slimbridge May 2014) - pic by Nigel Key James's Flamingo (WWT Slimbridge May 2014) - pic by Nigel Key James's Flamingo (WWT Slimbridge May 2014) - pic by Nigel Key
17/05/14 17/05/14 17/05/14
James's Flamingo (WWT Slimbridge October 2012) - pic by Nigel Key James's Flamingo (WWT Slimbridge October 2012) - pic by Nigel Key James's Flamingo (WWT Slimbridge September 2014) - pic by Nigel Key
27/10/12 27/10/12 08/09/12
James's Flamingo (WWT Slimbridge May 2012) - pic by Nigel Key James's Flamingo (WWT Slimbridge May 2012) - pic by Nigel Key James's Flamingo (WWT Slimbridge May 2014) - pic by Nigel Key
26/05/12 26/05/12 26/05/12
James's Flamingo (WWT Slimbridge March 2011) - pic by Nigel Key James's Flamingo (WWT Slimbridge April 2011) - pic by Nigel Key James's Flamingo (WWT Slimbridge April 2011) - pic by Nigel Key
25/03/11 09/04/11 09/04/11
Photos copyright of ©Nigel Key
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Related Links:-


American Flamingo - www.slim-bridge.co.uk

Andean Flamingo - www.slim-bridge.co.uk

Chilean Flamingo - www.slim-bridge.co.uk

Greater Flamingo - www.slim-bridge.co.uk

Lesser Flamingo - www.slim-bridge.co.uk

Flamingo Identification - www.slim-bridge.co.uk


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LOCATION

South America
Breeding Habitat - South America
The Andes of southern Peru, Bolivia, North Chile and North West Argentina.
Winter Habitat or Migration Area
Non-Migratory.


WWT Slimbridge Location - James's Flamingo
Andean Flamingo House - Slimbridge
© Nigel Key Andean Flamingo Zone (WWT Slimbridge November 2013)

The James's Flamingo can be found in the Andean Flamingo Zone, along with the following wildfowl:-
Andean Flamingo
Black-Headed Duck
Blue-Winged Goose
Rosybill
South Georgian Pintail
Andean Flamingo Zone (WWT Slimbridge)


WWT Slimbridge Wildfowl (Listed Alphabetically)
A-B  | C-F  | G-L  | M-R  | S-Z
Wildfowl G to L
Gadwall
Garganey
Goldeneye
Greater Flamingo
Greater Scaup
Grey-Crowned Crane
Greylag Goose
Hardhead
Hawaiian Goose
Hooded Merganser
James's Flamingo
Laysan Duck
Lesser Flamingo
Lesser Scaup
Lesser Whistling Duck
Lesser White-Fronted Goose