ANDEAN FLAMINGO
(Phoenicopterus Andinus)
American Wood Duck        Andean Goose


Andean Flamingo Zone - Slimbridge
The Andean Flamingo found in the Andean Flamingo Zone, SlimbridgeMap (Slimbridge)
Andes
Breeding Habitat - Andes
Andes of southern Peru, Bolivia, north Chile, and north-west Argentina.
Winter Habitat or Migration Area
Andean Flamingos migrate to the lower wetlands of Central and Western Argentina for winter.

Conservation Status


Size
1020mm to 1100mm (40" to 43")

Appearance - Drake
The male has a Pink body with lighter upperparts, a deep Pink lower neck, breast and wing-coverts. It has Yellow legs and feet and a pale Yellow and Black bill.

Appearance - Duck
The female is the same as the male but slightly smaller.

Habitat
Native to the Wetlands of the Andes mountain range from Southern Peru to northwestern Argentina and Northern Chile.

Diet
Fish, Invertebrates, Vascular Plants and Algae.

Breeding Time
December to February.

Nest
The Andean Flamingo lays a single egg on a mud mound.

Eggs
Quantity: 1
Colour: Chalky/White.

Slimbridge Wildfowl A - B
African Black Duck (Anas Sparsa)
African Pygmy Goose (Nettapus Auritus)
American Black Duck (Anas Rubripes)
American Flamingo (Phoenicopterus Ruber)
American Wigeon (Anas Americana)
American Wood Duck (Aix Sponsa)
Andean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus Andinus)
Andean Goose (Chloephaga Melanoptera)
Argentinian Ruddy Duck (Oxyura Vittata)
Australian Shelduck (Tadorna Tadornoides)
Australian Shoveler (Anas Rhynchotis)
Australian Wood Duck (Chenonetta Jubata)
Baer's Pochard (Aythya Baeri)
Baikal Teal (Anas Formosa)
Bar-Headed Goose (Anser Indicus)
Barnacle Goose (Branta Leucopsis)
Bewick's Swan (Cygnus Columbianus Bewickii)
Black-Bellied Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna Autumnalis)
Black-Necked Swan (Cygnus Melancoryphus)
Black Swan (Cygnus Atratus)
Blue-Winged Goose (Cyanochen Cyanoptera)
Blue-Winged Teal (Anas Discors)
Brazilian Teal (Amazonetta Brasiliensis)
Brent Goose (Branta Bernicla)
Bronze Winged Duck (Speculanas Specularis)
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ANDEAN FLAMINGO
American Wood Duck        Andean Goose
Andean Flamingo
©Nigel Key Andean Flamingo (Slimbridge March 2011)

The Andean Flamingo is closely related to the James’s Flamingo and is one of the rarest Flamingos in the World.

Andean Flamingos are filter feeders, they have a narrower upper jaw than the lower jaw creating a ‘gape’ at the side allowing them to filter feed by inverting their bills in the water or mud which causes water to flow out of the mouth and leaving the food in the bill.
   Hear the Andean Flamingo's Call:-


Photographs © Nigel Key, Click thumbnail to enlarge.
Andean Flamingo (Slimbridge April 2015) Andean Flamingo (Slimbridge April 2015) Andean Flamingo (Slimbridge April 2015)
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Andean Flamingo (Slimbridge May 2014) Andean Flamingo (Slimbridge July 2014) Andean Flamingo (Slimbridge July 2014)
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Andean Flamingo (Slimbridge March 2014) Andean Flamingo (Slimbridge March 2014) Andean Flamingo (Slimbridge May 2014)
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Andean Flamingo (Slimbridge July 2013) Andean Flamingo (Slimbridge July 2013) Andean Flamingo (Slimbridge July 2013)
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Andean Flamingo (Slimbridge September 2008) Andean Flamingo (Slimbridge June 2009) Andean Flamingo (Slimbridge March 2011)
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Related Links: -
W.W.T. Official Website - www.wwt.org.uk/
American Flamingo - www.slim-bridge.co.uk
Chilean Flamingo - www.slim-bridge.co.uk
Greater Flamingo - www.slim-bridge.co.uk
James's Flamingo - www.slim-bridge.co.uk
Lesser Flamingo - www.slim-bridge.co.uk
Flamingo Identification - www.slim-bridge.co.uk