Andean Flamingo

About the Andean Flamingo
Andean Flamingo
The Andean Flamingo is a species of flamingo found in high mountain wetlands in the Andes of South America. They move to lower altitude wetlands for the winter.

Like other flamingos, Andean Flamingos are filter feeders, using their special beaks to filter food out of lake water.

Andean Flamingos are considered vulnerable to extinction due to a rapid population decline over the 1980s and 1990s, mostly due to changes in their preferred habitat due to mining. As of the mid 2010s the population is considered stable though still below historical numbers.
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The Andean Flamingo is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List and was last assessed in 2014 by BirdLife International. This species is listed as Vulnerable because it has undergone a rapid population decline over the past three generations, owing to exploitation and declines in habitat quality. Exploitation has now decreased and recent survey data suggest that the population is now stable; however, it remains much depleted compared with past numbers.

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