Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/52471

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Ciconiiformes
Family:Phoenicopteridae
Genus:Phoeniconaias
Genus species:Phoeniconaias minor

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:80-105 cm
Identification:The lesser flamingo has a deep red bill with a black tip. Its eyes are dark red and the facial skin is bare. Its plumage is bright pink, and it may have a crimson breast. The flight feathers are black.
Habitat:Lakes, coastal lagoons, tidal mudflats
Diet:Herbivore: algae
Reproduction:Nests consist of a low platform of dirt, built amongst a breeding colony. Females lay a single egg.
Behavior:Lesser flamingos feed by walking through shallow water and skimming the surface with their bills.
Status:No special status

Other Information

Geographic:Africa
Middle East
Date:1958-1988 Subjects:Lesser flamingo
long-legged wading bird
Phoeniconaias
Flamingos
Ciconiiformes
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata
Primo Record:https://colostate-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?vid=01COLSU&docid=01COLSU_DSPACE10217/52471