Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus Scientific name definitions

Alfredo Salvador, Miguel Á. Rendón, Juan A. Amat, and Manuel Rendón-Martos
Version: 2.0 — Published August 12, 2022



Baseline data of hematological values can be useful to compare between Greater Flamingos sampled in the wild or received at rehabilitation centers with those in captivity. Hematological and plasma chemical values were provided in samples of captive birds (319, 320). In another study, the number of white blood cells was higher in captive individuals than in free-living ones. In a study there were differences in plasma chemistry values between captive and free living birds (321).

Recommended Citation

Salvador, A., M. Á. Rendón, J. A. Amat, and M. Rendón-Martos (2022). Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus), version 2.0. In Birds of the World (S. M. Billerman, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.grefla3.02