A new record of James's Flamingo (Phoenicoparrus jamesi) from Laguna Melincué, a lowland wetland in east-central Argentina

Authors
Cruz, Nancy N.; Barisón, Caterina; Romano, Marcelo; Arengo, Felicity; Derlindati, Enrique Javier; Barberis, Ignacio Martín
Publication Year
2013
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
James's Flamingos (Phoenicoparrus jamesi), also known as Puna Flamingos, are distributed primarily in the Andean wetlands of southern South America during the breeding season, and dispersed through the lowland wetlands in Argentina during the non-breeding season. However, the main sites where they concentrate during the non-breeding season still remain unknown. Here, we report the first records of James's Flamingos observed in two consecutive years (two adults in Aug 2010, one adult and two subadults in Jul 2011) at Laguna Melincué, a Ramsar site in Santa Fe Province, Argentina (33° 25′ S, 61° 28′ W, 84 m asl). James's Flamingos were feeding in a mixed flock of Andean and Chilean flamingos (Phoenicoparrus andinus and Phoenicopterus chilensis, respectively). Our observations constitute the southernmost record for presence of this flamingo species at any lowland site and indicate the high dispersal ability of this species and its plasticity in occupying different wetland types during the non-breeding season.
Fil: Cruz, Nancy N.. Universidad Nacional de Salta. Facultad de Ciencias Naturales; Argentina. Grupo de Conservación Flamencos Altoandinos; Argentina
Fil: Barisón, Caterina. Universidad Nacional del Litoral. Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias; Argentina. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina
Fil: Romano, Marcelo. Grupo de Conservación Flamencos Altoandinos; Argentina. Centro de Investigaciones en Biodiversidad y Ambiente ECOSUR; Argentina
Fil: Arengo, Felicity. Grupo de Conservación Flamencos Altoandinos; Argentina. American Museum Of Natural History; Estados Unidos
Fil: Derlindati, Enrique Javier. Universidad Nacional de Salta. Facultad de Ciencias Naturales; Argentina. Grupo de Conservación Flamencos Altoandinos; Argentina. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina
Fil: Barberis, Ignacio Martín. Grupo de Conservación Flamencos Altoandinos; Argentina. Universidad Nacional de Rosario. Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias; Argentina. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina
Subject
LAGUNA MELINCUE RAMSAR SITE
PHOENICOPARRUS JAMESI
PUNA FLAMINGO
JAMES' FLAMINGO
WINTER DISTRIBUTION
Conservación de la Biodiversidad
Ciencias Biológicas
CIENCIAS NATURALES Y EXACTAS
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Institution
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
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