Andean Flamingo Phoenicoparrus andinus
Version: 2.0 — Published May 21, 2020
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Breeding is concentrated in northern Chile, extreme southwestern Bolivia, and northwestern Argentina, at elevations from 3,000 m to above 4,000 m; surveys in the austral summer of 1997 and 1998, for example, found that half of the population was breeding at just five sites, in northern Chile and adjacent Bolivia and Argentina (6).
During the nonbreeding season, some birds remain around the same wetlands where they bred, but others move to lower elevation wetlands and lakes, including east to the central plains of Argentina (5, 12, 6), and also north through the Andes to southern Peru (north to Salinas, Arequipa, and Parinacocha, Ayacucho; 11).
Historical Changes to the Distribution