James' Flamingo

James’s flamingo is smaller than the Andean flamingo and is 3 feet tall on average. They have a very long neck that is made up of 19 long cervical vertebrae allowing for a lot of movement and rotation of the head .

The James' Flamingo is classified as Near Threatened (NT), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future.

The bill of James' flamingo is smaller and has a narrower upper jaw. The proximal end of the bill is mostly horizontal then there is a curvature downward and the distal end finishes with a hook-like feature. The inner morphology of the beak is similar to that of the Lesser flamingo, where the upper and lower jaws contain lamellae which filter the food. More

James' Flamingo, Puna Flamingo, parina chica) encountered in breeding plumage at the Surire Ramsar Site in extreme northern Chile. This bird has approached the edge of the salar to drink from a fresh-water spring. Phoenicoparrus jamesii, Puna Flamingo, James' Flamingo © Barbara Knapton - Ramsar Site @873 Salar de Surire. 02/12/96; Región I; 15,858 ha; 18º51’S 069º00’W. A saltmarsh and saline lakes subject to seasonal fluctuations set in the High Andean steppe. More

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James' flamingos as species of concern and in need of legal protection. More

In 1924, the James' Flamingo was believed to be extinct. It was rediscovered by a special expedition in 1957, a few dozen pairs, cohabiting with a much larger number of Chilean Flamingos and Andean Flamingo, breeding as a mixed flock, on a salt island at Laguna Colorada ('the red lake'), 14,035 feet up in the Bolivian mountains — the first James' Flamingo nests ever found. The following year, far greater numbers were observed there: between 5,000 and 7,000 pairs — outnumbering the other two species. More

Not too long ago, in 1924, the James' flamingo was believed to be extinct. This species of flamingo lives in remote salt lagoons of the altiplano (high altitude region of the Andes Mountains in the region of northern Chile). It was rediscovered in 1957! There are several official agencies that produce lists of endangered species, each agency having its own method of deciding conservation status. For example, no species of flamingo is listed as endangered under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. More

Picture of Phoenicoparrus jamesi above has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution.
Original source: Christian Mehlf
Author: Christian Mehlf
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Order : Phoenicopteriformes
Family : Phoenicopteridae
Genus : Phoenicoparrus
Species : jamesi
Authority : Sclater, 1886