Maps of the birds of the Western Palearctic Region
showing areas
 
CICONIIFORMES
 Phoenicopteridae

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Phoenicopterus ruber
Salt lakes, brackish shallow lagoons, mudspits.
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P. r. roseus
Along Mediterranean and nw African coasts in s Spain, s France (Camargue), Turkey, s Morocco, sw Mauritania, Tunisia and ne Egypt; Arabia; ne Caspian Sea, lakes in Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Iran, se Afghanistan, Pakistan in Sind, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka.  Senegambia, Gulf of Guinea Is., Sudan, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia, Burundi, Uganda, sw Kenya, n Tanzania, Angola, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and S. Africa; w,s Madagascar; Seychelles, Aldabra, Comores.
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 P. r. ruber  
Locally in Galapagos Is.; se Mexico on the Yucatán Peninsula; Cuba, Hispaniola probably incl. Gonâve and Beata islands; s Bahamas on Acklins I. and Great Inagua; Bonaire I. in the Netherlands Antilles; and ne Colombia in Magdalena and Guajira.
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Phoenicopterus minor
Brackish shallows, mudspits, salt lakes. 
Local in sw Mauritania, Senegambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Cameroon, Gabon, Rift Valley in c Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Yemen, ne Zaire, Burundi, Uganda, w Kenya, sw Tanzania, Malawi, n Zambia, Angola, cn Namibia, Zimbabwe, c Botswana, Mozambique and c,s S. Africa; Madagascar. 
Presumably breeding in Pakistan and nw India e to Ganges plain, Orissa and Gujarat.

the South African and East African List Committees prefer to place this species in Phoeniconaias(
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D. A. Turner, pers. comm.).

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Phenicopterus ruber
Greater Flamingo
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 Localized
has bred:  Algeria, Kwait
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Phenicopterus minor
Lesser Flamingo
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Vagrant
w.Europe, Morocco
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Index Families
-Phoenicopteridae--  02 sp- --
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 01-02
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2001 by Alberto Masi