Nonnatives - Chilean Flamingo

Chilean Flamingo - Phoenicopterus chilensis

Florida's Nonnative Wildlife. Species detail.

First year: 1984

Extirpated year:

Established status: Species have populations whose status is unknown.

Estimated Florida range: 3 counties  Not reported breeding

Statewide trend: Unknown status

Threats to natives:  Unknown

Species Account: Native to South America

Habitats: 

County First Year Extirpated Year Breeding status Notes
Brevard 1984 1985 Not reported breeding Probable escapee from Cypress Gardens (Stevenson and Anderson 1994).
Palm Beach 1999   Not reported breeding 2 at agricultural fields near Loxahatchee NWR
Polk 1991   Not reported breeding  

References

Pranty, B. 1996b. A birder's guide to Florida. American Birding Association, Inc., Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA.

Pranty, B. 2000c. Field observations [Fall report: August-November 1999] Florida Field Naturalist 28(2):78-90, 2000.

Stevenson, H. M., and B. H. Anderson. 1994. The birdlife of Florida. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

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