Today we'd like to discuss a term that describes two related species or populations that exist in the same area: sympatry. Sympatry can refer to almost any kind of species or populations, but for this discussion we will focus on examples that include birds. Species that are sympatric live... Read more »
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.
Details & Statistics
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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Flamingo Week continues today with some interesting flamingo extremes and odd facts about this family of pink birds. Extremely Social Birds Flamingos live in colonies that may number thousands of individuals. Breeding is also colonial, with birds typically separating into smaller groups of... Read more »