James's Flamingo

About the James's Flamingo

Also known as: Puna Flamingo
The James's Flamingo is a smaller species of flamingo found in western parts of South America. It is a non-migratory species, breeding and wintering around alkaline lakes of the Andes mountains. It is also known as the Puna Flamingo.

The James's Flamingo is considered to be Near Threatened. Threats to their wetland habitat from mining and tourism impact the species, although the population is trending stable as of April 2018.
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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 18 April 2018
Scientific Name
Phoenicoparrus jamesi
  • Phoenicopteriformes
  • Phoenicopteridae
  • Phoenicoparrus
  • P. jamesi
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Conservation Status
Near Threatened (as of 8 April 2020)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
35 to 36 inches
70 ounces


From IUCN Red List:
The James's Flamingo is listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List and was last assessed in 2014 by BirdLife International. This species is listed as Near Threatened because it is suspected that it will undergo a moderately rapid population decline over the next three generations owing primarily to habitat loss and degradation.

International Names

Brazilian (Português brasileiro) flamingo-da-puna
Chinese (汉语) 秘鲁红鹳
Czech (Cesky) plameňák Jamesův
Danish (Dansk) Punaflamingo
Dutch (Nederlands) James' Flamingo
Finnish (Suomi) punanflamingo
French (Français) Flamant de James
German (Deutsch) Jamesflamingo
Italian (Italiano) Fenicottero della puna
Japanese (日本語) コバシフラミンゴ [kobashifuramingo]
Norwegian (Norsk) Punaflamingo
Polish (Polski) flaming krótkodzioby
Portuguese (Português) Flamingo-da-puna
Russian (русский язык) Фламинго Джеймса
Spanish (Español) Parina Chica
Swedish (Svenska) punaflamingo
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