LESSER FLAMINGO
(Phoenicopterus Minor)
Laysan Duck                  Lesser Scaup


Lesser Flamingo Zone - Slimbridge
The Lesser Flamingo can be found in the Lesser Flamingo Zone, SlimbridgeMap (Slimbridge)
South / East Africa
Breeding Habitat - South / East Africa
East Africa, Southern Africa and Southern Asia.
Winter Habitat or Migration Area
Migrates to Sua Pan of Botswana.

Conservation Status


Size
900mm to 1050mm (35" to 41")

Appearance - Drake
The males' plumage is Pinkish White with Red wing coverts and Black primary and secondary feathers. The bill is Deep Red with a Black tip and the eyes are Red/Orange surrounded by a Dark Red ring. The legs and feet are Pink.

Appearance - Duck
Similar to the male but slightly smaller.

Habitat
Caustic Lakes and Salt Pans.

Diet
Algae, Aquatic Insects and Crustaceans.

Breeding Time
October to December.

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

Eggs
Quantity: 1.
Colour: Chalky White.

Slimbridge Wildfowl G - L
Gadwall (Anas Strepera)
Garganey (Anas Querquedula)
Goldeneye (Bucephala Clangula)
Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus Roseus)
Greater Scaup (Aythya Marila)
Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser Albifrons)
Grey-crowned Crane (Balearica Regulorum)
Greylag Goose (Anser Anser)
Hardhead (Aythya Australis)
Hawaiian Goose (Nene) (Branta Sandvicensis)
Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes Cucullatus)
James's Flamingo (Phoenicoparrus Jamesi)
Laysan Duck (Anas Laysanensis)
Lesser Flamingo (Phoenicopterus Minor)
Lesser Scaup (Aythya Affinis)
Lesser White-Fronted Goose (Anser Erythropus)
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LESSER FLAMINGO
Laysan Duck                  Lesser Scaup
Lesser Flamingo
©Nigel Key Lesser Flamingo (Slimbridge October 2011)

The Lesser Flamingo is the smallest species of the Flamingo from sub-Saharan Africa and India.

The Lesser Flamingo is similar to the Greater Flamingo, the greatest difference between the two is that the Lesser Flamingo's bill is a Deep Red with a Black tip rather than Pink with a Black tip.

Although the most numerous of the Flamingo's, The Lesser Flamingo is still classed as Near Threatened due to the threat from human activities to its habitat and breeding sites.
   Hear the Lesser Flamingo's Call:-



Photographs ©Nigel Key, Click thumbnail to enlarge.
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Lesser Flamingo (Slimbridge November 2013) Lesser Flamingo (Slimbridge March 2014) Lesser Flamingo (Slimbridge April 2015)
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Lesser Flamingo (Slimbridge May 2012) Lesser Flamingo (Slimbridge July 2013) Lesser Flamingo (Slimbridge July 2013)
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Related Links: -
W.W.T. Official Website - www.wwt.org.uk/
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
James's Flamingo - www.slim-bridge.co.uk
Flamingo Identification - www.slim-bridge.co.uk